Hearts United for Animals is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization. Your contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Hearts United for Animals is a no-kill shelter, sanctuary and animal welfare organization dedicated to the relief of suffering. We take the 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. In many ways this is a very easy thing to do because these are lovely grateful animals who give a world of love in return. In other ways, it is very difficult because the number of animals in need is so large.

Hearts United for Animals not a typical shelter. The dogs share large yards where they romp and play with friends. We know and love every one of our dogs. Every dog at Hearts United for Animals has been altered and is current on heathcare. We can tell you in detail about their personalities, likes and dislikes.

Hearts United for Animals is located on a 65-acre farm of trees and grass. We care for over 400 dogs at any time. All of the dogs at the Shelter are well loved and happy. If you have the opportunity to come to Nebraska, we hope that you can stop in and visit the dogs.

Hearts United for Animals is a place of happiness, joy and love. Everything we do is in the best interest of the dogs. Our primary concern is what will make them happy. We take dogs who have been abused, and we heal their bodies and their hearts. Hearts United is a place to celebrate the joy of life.

We operate many special programs that have a track record of success. 

Hearts United for Animals is the innovator of long-distance adoptions. Beginning in 1993, we have placed dogs in 45 states and Canada. HUA has even been honored by the Smithsonian Institute for our oustanding use of technology in the placement of dogs though our Jet Set Dogs program.

Hearts United for Animals rescues special needs dogs across the nation. These are dogs that can be helped but tax the resources of their rescuers. They receive specialized care and go on to live happy lives.

Those dogs that cannot be adopted stay with us as Sanctuary Sweethearts. They will enjoy loving care for the rest of their lives at the Shelter.

Hearts United for Animals operates an extensive anti-puppy mill effort nationally. We supply expertise, organization, and multitudes of printed media materials for groups and individuals operating in many states to educate the public regarding the mills.  Hearts United for Animals has rescued over 10,000 dogs from puppy mills.

Hearts United for Animals 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 10,000 cats and dogs have been altered by the end of 2012, preventing untold numbers of suffering little ones from being born.

Hearts United for Animals assists families of the Midwest region with vet care for their animals when the families are unable to pay. This very often means responding to an emergency call for a suffering pet that can have the care it needs because HUA is going to pay.

Tia was a shepherd mix who knew what it meant to be beaten in her own home. The person who was supposed to care for her beat her in the head with a baseball bat. Her head was smashed and her teeth destroyed. It’s a miracle that she survived. After several surgeries to provide some relief from her injuries, she lived at HUA for three years until she died of cancer. In honor of her spirit we created Tia’s Place which is a refuge for pets fleeing domestic violence.

Hearts United for Animals emphasizes animal welfare education for young people. Many youth groups tour the shelter, enjoy the rural setting, play with the dogs, and receive information on animal care and overpopulation. Our curriculum for schools is available to the public at no charge.

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.



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