Harley, the tiny one-eyed Chihuahua who saved hundreds of dogs from puppy mills, was remembered in a beautiful and moving tribute during the American Humane 2016 Hero Dog Awards. Although Harley is no longer with us, his legacy lives on and the resolve to bring an end to the cruel commercial dog breeding industry has only strengthened.
The ten years Harley spent living in a small, filthy wire cage in a puppy mill were not in vain. The breeder meant for him to die there, but Harley had a dream ... and that dream would guide him on an extraordinary journey.
Harley, the tiny one-eyed Hero Dog passed away three months ago, but his legacy lives on and his presence is stronger than ever. A celebration of Harley's life, a memorial event, will be this Friday, June 24 in his hometown of Berthoud, Colorado. Hundreds of adoring fans are expected to attend. The following day, thousands of Harley fans will be attending Harley's annual signature event, Hops and Harley, also in Berthoud, CO.
Harley and Teddy will soon be on the road again, traveling across the Midwest, saving dogs from puppy mills. Since being rescued from cages in puppy mills, where Harley lost his eye because his cage was cleaned with a power washer (with him in it), and Teddy suffered scaring and frostbite - both dogs have spent the past 4 years raising awareness about the cruel commercial dog breeding industry.
It's truly a rags to riches story. Harley, a little Chihuahua who has captured hearts all over the world, was invited to be a special guest at Lois Pope's 22nd annual "Lady in Red" Gala on December 5th at The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. Harley spent the first 10 years of his life living in a small, filthy wire cage in a puppy mill. He lost his eye when his cage was cleaned with a power washer - with Harley still inside. Today he is known worldwide as a champion for puppy mill dogs.
At 14 years old, Harley, a tiny crippled Chihuahua does not make too many public appearances, but when he does, huge crowds come to see him! On Sunday, December 6th, Harley will be hosting a Meet & Greet at Vero Dog Park in Vero Beach, Florida from 3pm until 5pm.
After spending 10 years in a small wire cage in a puppy mill, Harley got the chance to tell his story to a full house during a Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on October 21, 2015.
Harley, a puppy mill survivor, is asking for a meeting with the President. Harley will be in Washington, DC on October 21, 2015 to attend a Congressional Briefing with the American Humane Association where he will be lobbying congress in hopes of helping those still in puppy mills. Watch Harley's YouTube video, "Dear Mr. President - A Letter from a Puppy Mill Dog."