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Earlier this year, the Humane Society in a small, rural town in South Dakota received a tip about an animal abuse/hoarding situation.  What investigators found was a horror show.  Twenty small dogs, including two newborn puppies, were covered in and surrounded by indescribable filth inside an abandoned house. 

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BuckUpdate2.jpgTracy rescued Buck when he was just a baby.  Buck was tied outside where neighbors would watch him fall off the porch, suspended by his leash, just short of being able to put his little paws on the ground and strangling himself.  They would help him out only to have it happen again.  Finally Tracy came along and gave him a home where he would be safe.  Returning the favor for being rescued, Buck rescued Tracy.  Tracy had Buck certified as a therapy dog to help him with his PTSD.  Buck became his best friend and helps him tremendously with his mental illness.  Several months later Tracy received a call saying that his mother in Nebraska was in ill health, that he needed to come be with her and get her set up in a permanent care facility.  Tracy was able to

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Web1On Friday January 22nd, at the request of authorities, Hearts United for Animals rescued 5 adult Chihuahuas Yorkie mixes and 4 tiny Chihuahua Yorkie mix puppies from an illegal breeding operation just 15 miles from the HUA shelter.  The puppies are only 8 weeks old.  Their mother is very tiny herself, not much bigger than her babies.  She should never have been bred.  The home was such a filthy wreck that social services had been called.  It started from a tip from people who saw posts online of prior litters of pups that were urine scalded, had holes in their paws and were

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LKBlogHUA managers John and Julie arrived at Hearts United for Animals late yesterday afternoon with The Lion King. He has been homeless in a disadvantaged part of north Omaha (just north of 20th and Lake) for an estimate of three years. An HUA Director was alerted to the situation on December 10th. Local animal control had reportedly been trying to capture him for three years.  The dog, sweet but very afraid, only had the courage to approach children. Unfortunately, this summer those children thought it would be funny to dump green paint on him. He forgave them. He often walked with them to school, keeping them company at the bus stop, but no adult could get close enough to touch him.

Kind neighbors, who nicknamed him The Lion King, reported

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BuddyCockerBlogBuddy, an exceptionally sweet elderly Cocker Spaniel mix, is having a very Merry Christmas Eve.  He just heard the news that he and his two kitty pals, Ying and Kammer, who have all been together for 10 years, will get to go home to their mom on Tuesday.  They have been separated since November when their mom had to flee a domestic abuse situation that was putting her and her pets in grave danger.  She was facing eviction as well.  The domestic abuse shelter would not accept pets, so Buddy and his cat pals went to a city animal shelter where their mom thought they would be safe.  Unfortunately, she soon received a call saying they were no longer welcome.  They would either be adopted to other families or euthanized. 

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