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ShyanneWebCats, cats, cats!  Everywhere we look there are cats and kittens.  Hearts United for Animals has had to expand the cat quarters, making temporary housing in the clinic building as well as some of our isolation areas.  It was a very tough season for kittens.  We have many babies in addition to the adult cats.  They showed up in boxes at the end of the driveway, farmers brought them in from the area, some were found under houses and in fields.  They are all friendly, sweet, adorable and cuddly and oh so happy to be rescued!  They would love to have forever homes, and the staff at HUA would love to be back into their 'cat comfort zone' and get some adopted so that overcrowding is not an issue.

If you are considering adopting a cat now is a wonderful time.  Now through the end of the year you will receive a Hearts United for Animals tote bag with top of the line Taste of the Wild cat food, toys and treats.  The cats and kittens are able to travel long distance as well.  Just write to us at hua@hua.org to find out about all of the lovely cats for adoption and discuss travel arrangements.

Shyanne, pictured here, was rescued from a small town where people noticed her wandering around lost for weeks.  She has only three legs.  She is one of the sweetest cats we have ever met.  Her very favorite thing is to snuggle in soft beds.  She and her cat friends at HUA would love a home of their own with people to snuggle with and care for them forever.  Please spread the word about Shyanne and her friends.

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Hemi was turned into Hearts United for Animals by a family who realized that she would grow too big for their landlord to accept at their apartment.  She had been given to them by someone else at the age of only 5 months, perhaps a backyard breeder.  As soon as Hemi arrived we realized she was lethargic for a puppy and we were able to feel the blood coursing through her heart valve under her arm.  We knew that was drastic and took her to Omaha to be evaluated right away.  Hemi was diagnosed with Patent Ductus Arteriosus, which is an opening between two major blood vessels leading from the heart that did not close after birth. It is the worst case that we have seen. Without surgical treatment, over 50% of dogs pass from heart failure within one year.

Mobile Animal Clinic in Omaha recently upgraded their equipment and facilities to be able to accommodate major surgeries that used to have to be performed at K-State or Iowa State.  Dr Merkley came in to perform the operation with the help of Dr Ellis Jensen from Mobile.  It is a very delicate operation with much opportunity for the worst to happen, but luck and skill were on Hemi's side and she came through it better than the surgeons even imagined that she would.  That night Hemi walked into the Animal Emergency Clinic on her own for overnight observation.  She spent another week at Mobile being monitored but she let everyone know that she felt great and was ready to go!  Dr Jensen said that within a day of her operation it was like flipping on a switch. Hemi had found high gear.  She leapt around the clinic showering the staff with hugs and kisses.

Hemi had a long recovery of rest and confinement at HUA, which she did not appreciate, but toys and regular visits made it easier on her.  She really just wanted to run and play.  Hemi is now fully recovered and is running and playing like a happy young Labradoodle should be.  She loves her tennis balls, loves to play with her teddy bear and adores walks with the people.  Hemi says enough of shelter and hospital life, she'd like a family asap!  She should have no lasting effects from the operation.  She is good as new and ready to go, go, go!

Hemi's operation cost $4,000 and we wish to thank all of the dedicated supporters who make it possible for Hearts United for Animals to provide these life saving operations when needed.  It means the world to us, and it definitely means the whole big wide world to Hemi who will soon be off on the best adventures of her life.  Click here to donate to our medical fund so that we can stand ready to help more dogs like Hemi who so desperately need us.  For adoption information please write to tera@hua.org or click here to visit Hemi's adoption page.

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All of the puppies survived!  They are now fat, happy, healthy and having a great time playing and enjoying themselves.  They had their photo session last weekend and are now up for adoption.  They were nicknamed "The Bathtub Puppies" at Mobile Animal Clinic, where they spent a week recovering after they left the emergency hospital.  It was touch and go, as some would rally and then slip backward but against the odds every one of them has returned to normal health.  The total expense to Hearts United for Animals, not including their routine spay neuters and vaccines, was $5,200.  Donations for their bills are still needed.  It was a leap of faith that most rescues could not take on, but we could not turn our backs on them and we knew that our wonderful supporters would come through for the sick babies.  They are growing large, with big, well fed bellies.  Their eyes are bright and happy and their coats are soft and clean.  They love snuggling in blankies and playing with each other and with all of their new toys.  Many thanks to those who contributed and continue to contribute to help us save precious lives.  Justin, Jordan, Jonah, Selena, Sheldon and Spencer thank you and are forever grateful.  We also wish to thank the Animal Emergency Clinic and Mobile Animal Clinic in Omaha who worked tirelessly to save them.  These dogs journey from being left dying in a bathtub to being saved and restored to heath is one that took many hands and hearts working together.

Donations can be made online at www.hua.org or mailed to Hearts United for Animals PO Box 286 Auburn, NE  68305.

Please enjoy their "after" photos and help us spread the word that they are looking for wonderful families to adopt them!

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In your purse or on a plane, on the couch or on a train, in a bus or in your car, you can take a Chihuahua near or far!  HUA has over 40 fabulous Chihuahuas looking for love.  We've never had so many of this wonderful breed at one time.  Can you, could you, should you help to find them great homes? Yes...you can, you could, you should!  Take a look at all of these wonderful, smiling faces just waiting for the perfect home to call their own.

Did you know that if you have adopted from us before and your circumstances have not substantially changed that you are pre-approved?  All you have to do is write to Jenny (jenny@hua.org) and say, "Jenny, I would like to adopt a Chihuahua!".  What will Jenny say when you tell her this?  She will say "That is wonderful news!  Do you have one in mind or can we help choose the perfect one for you?...Would you like to travel in the car or should we put him on a plane?"  Haven't adopted from us before?  Not to worry.  Just fill out our online application and we'll walk you through a simple process.  Just a few easy steps...make sure you have a securely fenced yard, a vet reference check, a brief home visit to make sure we have a good match and poof - you have a new family member!  We have home visitors across the continental US and can fly to most major metropolitan airports.

Why a Chihuahua?  Chihuahuas are the oldest dog breed in North America, and the smallest dog breed in the world.  Named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua, they are believed to have been sacred to the Mayan Indian Nation.  They are amazingly devoted, loving companions who are generally easy to groom and care for.  Their life span is 15 years or more.  Chihuahuas typically do better with adults or families with older children.  They come in many colors and can have short or long fur.  Many say that Chihuahuas are like potato chips - you can't have just one!

Please look at all these wonderful smiling faces and send this post to your friends and family.  These adorable Chihuahuas need you to help them find happy homes!

Click on each dog's picture to learn more about him/her:

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