Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE


be my buddy
Scottish Deehound
Born: 01/18/2011
78 lbs

Homeward bound-adopted!

Now living happily in Weatogue, CT.

Hearts United for Animals rescued 13 dogs from horrible conditions in Thurston County NE in January, 2013. They were living outdoors in piles of feces. They were starving, full of worms and dehydrated because their water dishes were too frozen to get a drink. The cages were made of makeshift wires and latches were bailing wire. The dogs, mainly staghounds, greyhounds and coonhounds, were being bred for hunting. Rick Herchenbach from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, the Thurston County Sheriff and the Thurston County Attorney all did a marvelous job of following up on complaints and worked very quickly to make sure the dogs were able to be rescued immediately. HUA rescuers worked to carry the dogs on ice, through dead carcasses of smaller animals to get them to warmth and safety in their travel crates in the HUA van. They were taken immediately to a veterinarian where they received thorough check-ups and wonderful care before arriving at the shelter.

All of these dogs, without exception, love people and are beyond sweet. For all that they lived in filthy little cages, they are clean dogs and know the bathroom is outside. The minute they had a yard, out they went. They love to run and play, and they are precious to people and one another. Because of their breeds, they must go to homes with tall fences and room to run. Additonally, given their natural instincts to hunt and chase, they can only be placed with families with no small dogs or cats.

Yutan, the great and glorious staghound, came in with dreadlocks that had to be shaved in order for his body to move freely and without pain. He also had a growth on his lip that was removed, but that area will have to be watched for recurrence. Yutan is gentle, respectful and obedient. He does not take for granted anything that has been given to him, and he relishes his new life of comfort. He is a beautiful, amazingingly friendly boy who cannot stop grinning over his good fortune.
Buddy Messages (2)
His Buddy, Kimberly Isada, from Anchorage, AK, sent him this message: "Yutan, You are a gorgeous boy! I am keeping my fingers crossed that you will find a forever home and family very soon. I hope you have lots of room to run in your new home!" Yutan sends Kimberly many grateful kisses, happy tail wags and lots of hugs!
His Buddy, Ann Tschetter from Lincoln, NE, sent him this message: "Dear Yutan, I'm so glad that you are at HUA now, and being loved like you deserve to be! Your beautiful brown eyes and very nice smile will win the hearts of your forever family soon, I hope! I'll be your buddy until that happens!" Yutan sends Ann lots of little kisses and grateful hugs!

adoption info


Thanks for Visiting Our Animals!

Hearts United for Animals is a national no-kill shelter, sanctuary and animal welfare organization. Hearts United for Animals does long distance adoptions if there are safe flights and we have volunteers in the area to do a home visit. We require an application, references and a home visit to adopt one of our dogs. Our dogs are all spayed or neutered and are current on health care. We can cat test a dog if requested. If you are interested in adopting a dog, we can give you more information on each dog if you click the Adoption Info & Application link above. Buddies are people who support the dog and send them love while they are waiting for their new home. The dog does not live with the buddy.