I first heard about HUA from my friend and fellow blogger, AG (visit her "dog blog" HERE).
I thought of HUA for my Winter Big Hearts Challenge because I love all animals - especially dogs. I think this is a great organization and I am a huge advocate of the good they are accomplishing.
As you know, I am a "dog mom" to 2 Malti-Poos. Although I would not give either of them up for the world, I regret the fact that both of them came from pet shop-type businesses, which often purchase their dogs from puppy mills. Knowing that I may have, in a roundabout way, supported a puppy mill disgusts me. I know (personally!!) how difficult it is to see a puppy in a pet shop like that and not want to take him or her out of that situation and bring them home. BUT... Supporting a pet shop like that will do more harm than good. Read HUA's information on stopping puppy mills HERE.
Hearts United for Animals - A Message from James Lipton from Hearts United for Animals on Vimeo.
HUA is a national n0-kill shelter, sanctuary, and animal welfare organization in Nebraska located on 65 acres of trees and grass. HUA facilitates dog adoptions across the country, rescues special needs dogs, and provides a sanctuary for dogs not healthy enough to be adopted. HUA also operates an extensive anti-puppy mill effort nationally and runs a very low cost spay/neuter clinic.
For Torts and a Tiara's Winter Big Hearts Challenge, I want to raise awareness of the animals being abused in puppy mills and elsewhere, and introduce you to HUA's Buddy Program. The HUA Buddy Program gives rescued dogs an opportunity to be adopted into a loving home... And until they do, you can become their "Buddy" and help support their care with a monthly donation of just $10... That's 2 Starbucks lattes a month.
You can choose the dog you wish to help support and can even leave them a special message under their photo on HUA's adoption pages (Dogs Who Need Homes!!). By becoming a "Buddy", you can make sure that a rescued dog is provided with food, shelter, medical care, and love until they are adopted into a permanent home. You can read more about HUA's Buddy Program HERE.
Please post the link to this blog post on Twitter, Facebook, or on your own blog. The more people that know about this organization, the bigger the difference we can make. Feel free to copy the text below the Big Hearts Challenge button to re-post the button into your own blog post.
Thank you so much for helping me make a difference!!!