Disabilities and looks should never stop you from doing good things to others, and even a dog proved that it’s possible.
Harley, a 6-pound Chihuahua, is being considered a hero for helping raise money to save more than 500 dogs. His owners, Rudi and Dan Taylor from Colorado, created a Facebook page for him, and they started a campaign called “Harley To The Rescue.”
Harley was rescued from a puppy mill where he spent the first ten years of his life. The volunteers then rescued him from the “National Mill Dog Rescue.”
When volunteers found Harley, he was in terrible shape. Volunteers believed that Harley lost his left eye when his cage was power-washed while he was still inside it. He also had gnarled toes, a broken tail, broken and infected teeth, heart disease, and some other diseases as well.
He was in such bad condition that when he was rescued, the volunteers believed he only had a few months to live. When Rudi and Dan adopted Harley in 2011, he didn’t just survive, but he lived a happy and long life.
His Facebook page garnered a lot of support from local groups and also international groups. They were able to raise funds for dogs who needed saving from puppy mills.
The donations and pledges they received were used for a lot of the rescue’s needs. Part of the funds went into rehoming saved dogs from puppy mills. Some were used to donate food and provide shelter for other dogs.
In 2015, the American Humane Association named Harley the “American Hero Dog.” He won the “Emerging Hero Dog” Category. An award given to dogs to honor them for doing extraordinary things.
Harley was presented and was given the award during a red carpet event in Beverly Hills, California. He also won $7500 for charity. He also received donations from different sponsors.
Video credit: Harley’s Dream