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Re: [dachshund-427] Rescue Spotlight For February 2013--Ella Albert's having special Bake Sale!

From: Ryann B.
Sent on: Saturday, February 9, 2013 8:33 AM
Oh my chubby little Posey!  She was one of my charges (all Weens, of course, with the exception of Tuna the Pug) while staying at NHS during the Stickney court case.  I named her Posey because she was a little flower just waiting to bloom.  She loved to cuddle up in my lap, once she got used to the idea of humans (well me, at least) being safe.  I've wondered what became of her since she went to HUA.  I'm glad to see she's come out of her shell.  :o)


From: Cheri Campbell <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Friday, February 8,[masked]:51 AM
Subject: [dachshund-427] Rescue Spotlight For February 2013--Ella Albert's having special Bake Sale!

Rescue Spotlight for February 2013
As I've mentioned, Mary's daughter, Ella Alberts is doing a volunteer service project for a pageant she's going to be in.  She could choose to raise awareness and money for anything that was a "worthy cause," and Ella chose dog rescue! (Way to go Ella!)  Specifically Hearts United for Animals!
Granted Ella has been around dog rescue all her life, and "Adopt, don't shop!" is a saying that comes naturally to her, and she passes it on to family, friends, teachers...everyone!  Once when an aunt was going to buy a fish at a pet store, Ella got quite upset and told her you had to ADOPT pets from a rescue, you couldn't BUY ANY pet from a store!
Phyllis Wheatly
Anyway, Ella chose HUA b/c she just loved a little dog there named Phyllis Wheatly.  The Alberts have also fostered (somewhat permanently) 2 dogs for HUA, the first a white fluffy named Fala, and currently a little blind doxie named Paris.
My Daisy
I personally love HUA b/c they rescued my little Daisy from a puppy mill and allowed me to adopt her.  I don't know how I lived without her!   I thought I would help Ella's cause this month and focus our Rescue Spotlight for this Valentine month on the shelter with a heart....Hearts United for Animals.
I pilfered this info off the HUA site, and condensed it, so can take no credit....
Hearts United for Animals is non-profit, 501-c 3, national, no-kill animal shelter, sanctuary, and animal welfare organization dedicated to the relief of suffering.  HUA rescues dogs from all over the country and heal their bodies and their hearts. HUA takes creatures who are lost, afraid, hungry or ill and comfort them, give them a warm, soft bed, good food, medical care, and most of all, love.
Hearts United for Animals not a typical shelter.  HUA is a place of happiness, joy and love.  Everything they do is in the best interest of the dogs.  They have big fields of grass and trees on the 65 acre farm in which to run. Every dog at Hearts United for Animals has been altered and is current on heathcare. They can tell you in detail about the personalities, likes and dislikes of the over 300 dogs that they care for at any given time.  All the dogs receive individual attention from volunteers and staff.  They are all loved.
HUA has many special programs that they've developed over the years including (but not limited to):
A Sanctuary Sweethearts program for the dogs that cannot be adopted--they just stay with HUA and live out their lives as they are happiest.
Tia's place-a refuge for pets fleeing from domestic violence, named after a dog who was a victim of horrible domestic violence.
HUA has operated a very low-cost spay/neuter clinic since October of 2003. The Spay/Neuter Program serves a 4-state area and is so extremely popular that a waiting list exists at all times. Over 5,000 cats and dogs have been altered by mid 2009 preventing untold numbers of suffering little ones from being born.
HUA assists families of the Midwest region with vet care for their animals when the families are unable to pay.
HUA emphasizes animal welfare education for young people, including free education curriculum for schools and other organizations.
HUA operates an extensive anti-puppy mill effort nationally. They supply expertise, organization, and multitudes of printed media materials for groups and individuals operating in many states to educate the public regarding the mills.

To sum things up, HUA states:
We have a dream for the future - a future where all dogs and cats are spayed or neutered so there is never an unwanted litter, a future where the horror of euthanasia is ended finally and forever, a future where all dogs and cats have homes with people who love and care for them. This is our dream. We will work for the rest of our lives to accomplish it.
Our gratitude to the thousands and thousands of people across the world who support our efforts and goals is heartfelt. Together we are a powerful symbol of kindness, love and mercy.
HUA happens to have an incredible weakness for the wieners....right now there's 26 on their website! If you go down to visit, I would guarantee you would find more that haven't made it on the website yet.  They like to get to know the dogs, their personalities, likes, dislikes, etc before putting them up on the site, so they can successfully match them to their forever homes.
I would recommend to anyone looking for a fun way to spend some time, that you take a day and head down to HUA.  (Call first to let them know you'd like to spend some time there.)  They appreciate people coming to help walk the dogs, or just to spend time loving them up.  It helps with socialization, and gives each dog more individual attention.  It's a great way to get your kids involved with volunteering for a good cause, too!
Here's some sweet babies that are currently looking for homes....please feel free to pass them on to friends and family.  Maybe someone will fall in love....I know I do every time I look at the website....  For more info go to
The first one is Paris who is living with the Alberts
The Alberts' "foster" Paris
When she arrived at HUA, Paris had mammary tumors so huge that they almost touched the ground. She is completely blind. She had probably never seen the vet, but was bred for years because of her dapple coat. Paris does not want your pity, however. She is the most capable, sweetest, bravest girl in the all the land. She gets around so well that sometimes we'd swear she could see like a hawk. She has no idea she is different other than being entirely fantastic. Her mammary tumors were removed and although her prognosis is good, her family will want to monitor her as recommended by the vet. Paris enjoys such hobbies as hugging, kissing and strolling through the meadows.
(Note..Billow has stolen my heart...she is so proudly postured, and even looks like she has a little grin on her face....what a beauty!)
Born: 10/02/2004, 11 lbs
Billow is the perfect example of why her breed is so popular. She is willing and happy to play if you ask her to do so. She is calm and content when you ask her to snuggle up and relax. She is very tuned in to people and smart enough to go with the flow, knowing that happiness can be found in all sorts of ways. Billow came from a Missouri puppy mill that has turned out so many dogs with so many issues, that we are happily surprised that she is so unbothered by it all. She came to HUA with a positive attitude and has decided that she is going to live a nice, peaceful life.
Oscar--He looks ready to play!!!
Born: 02/01/2010, 9 lbs
Mr. Happy here was transported to the shelter from another rescue group in Wyoming, where there are too many dogs and not enough adopters. He is such a special little guy with a love for toys that comes close to that of the famous Darik Dachshund. Oscar is all about good times. He is a high roller when it comes to play time, but also cherishes the time he spends in the many warm laps he encounters belonging to staff and volunteers. Although he is loving and generally an all-around great fella, we think someone may have been mean to Oscar at one time in his life. He loves to be held, but we must be careful not to startle him when we pick him up. It scares him, as if it's been done roughly to him before and he remembers. This deeply saddens us as we cannot imagine anyone ever intentionally hurting Oscar or being too rough with him. Nonetheless, Oscar adores people and is incredibly thrilled at the prospect of a fabulous home where he can play the day away, every day.
Ava--look at that sweet face!
Born: 12/07/2004, 10 lbs
Sweet, charming, quiet Ava was rescued from a disgusting puppy mill in Nebraska from which we have taken hundreds of dogs. She is a typical mill dog: a little bit shy, a little bit scared, and a lot hopeful. We think her blue eye may be sightless but this does not hinder the little darling in the least. Although healthy in most ways, the eye and the fact that she lost 16 teeth upon arrival shows just how very little vet care she has received. Ava likes to be held and snuggled; she thinks it feels pretty fabulous. She is an unassuming, patient gentle soul who just wants a chance at love. We can think of nobody more deserving.
Meara--this one is Tascha's favorite. :)
Born: 03/26/2005, 10 lbs
Meara was turned over to a vet friend of the shelter due to a severe case of mammary tumors. Our friend wanted Meara to have a shot at life and the best of care, and asked if we'd do that for her. Meara had multiple tumors, and although there were many, they were well excised and fairly easy to remove. Happily, this means that her prognosis is good and Meara is considered healthy. She has a calm, sweet temperament. She is loving and kind. She is grateful that we saved her and shows us nothing but goodness. It warms the heart to watch this girl roll in the freshly cut grass, soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the day. We hope that very soon, she'll be doing the same thing in her own yard with her new family.
Flame--How gorgeous is he?
Born: 10/18/2005, 12 lbs
Flame is a happy, outgoing boy who adores people. He appreciates and remembers all good things that come his way. Everyone who meets him can't help but smile and give him a moment of their time. Every day is a new and exciting opportunity to meet new people for Flame. We hope that one of these days those new people will be a family he can call his own and entertain with his silly Dachshund antics. Flame has a slightly enlarged heart that should continue to be monitored by a veterinarian, but is currently causing him no problems.
Posey--So sweet....
Born: 07/11/2003, 15 lbs
Posey came to us from a horrible hoarding situation that produced many unhappy and very unhealthy dogs. This little darling was suffering from extensive and enormous hernias and mastitis from being bred over and over again. She was a hot mess. She was in pain. She was scared. However, we got Posey allllllll fixed up and she is thrilled about that! She is the sweetest little doll, with a friendly disposition and a charming personality. She waddles about the place looking for friends and making up to everyone she sees. She scurries about with a wide grin and a super waggy tail. Posey is so happy to be feeling great and just delighted that she is to be featured on her very own web page, where all the world can see what a stunner she is.
I would have copied all the wieners, but I thought I'd leave a reason for you all to go to the HUA website and check out the rest.  ( Let yourself fall in is Valentine's month you know....
Hope to see you tomorrow (Sat 2/9) at our Wienter Formal!!! 12-2 pm at Good Karma Dog Center.

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