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Posted Feb 17, 2019 We're so happy to report that George (and Agnes) are doing great and well on the road to recovery! We hope to transport them to "Harley's House of Hope" in Colorado in approximately one more week. Meanwhile, we would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to Dr. Swimmer of Vet Villa Animal Hospital for going above and beyond to provide such excellent care for Georgie and Aggie! Learn about "Harley's House of Hope": www.harleysdream.org/harleys-house-of-hope Made a donation here: Be sure to join our "Harley's House of Hope" group on Facebook for future updates: www.facebook.com/groups/harleyshouseofhope
Posted Feb 17, 2019 Sixty friends and supporters of Harley's Dream gathered together last night in Berthoud, Colorado for a "Love Like Harley" party ... and it was SO MUCH FUN!! It was another in a series of small gatherings we organized to provide the opportunity for friends to meet one another, socialize, and learn more about the mission and future goals of Harley's Dream. A special thanks to City Star Brewing for providing such a great venue for our event and for their awesome award-winning beers! Thank you also to Sweaty Moose for the delicious food! The support of both of these great companies helped make our event possible. We didn't have an official photographer at this event so there are a lot of people left out of the photos, if you took photos, please add them in the comments. What's LOVE got to do with it? Read this: www.harleysdream.org/2019/02/14/whats-love-got-to-do-with-it
Posted Feb 17, 2019 "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." -Christopher Reeve Please help us continue Harley's mission by making a one-time or monthly donation to Harley's Dream! Click here: Thank you for loving Harley and helping make his dream come true. #HarleysDream
Posted Feb 16, 2019 In memory of Frankie Long-Legs, we wish everybody sweet dreams. Goodnight! ❤️
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Posted Feb 16, 2019 What is a Puppy Mill? PLEASE SHARE! Most people have heard the phrase "puppy mill" but aren't really sure what it means. Other people have the idea that mills are located in some faraway place and that most of them are in the Midwest. The unfortunate truth is that puppy mills are a pervasive problem in most states. The commonly accepted definition of a puppy mill is a dog breeding facility that keeps so many dogs that the needs of the breeding dogs and puppies are not met sufficiently to provide a reasonably decent quality of life for all of the animals. For some people, the phrase refers to the volume of dogs produced - thus use of the word "mill." Puppy mills first became a part of American culture following World War II and were introduced by the United States Department of Agriculture. In response to widespread crop failures in the Midwest, the USDA began promoting purebred puppies as a fool-proof "cash" crop. This concept was well received by farmers facing hard times; breeding dogs do not require the intense physical labor that it takes to produce edible crops, nor are dogs as vulnerable to unfavorable weather. Chicken coops and rabbit hutches were "re-purposed" for dogs, and the retail pet industry - pet stores large and small - boomed with the increasing supply of puppies from the new "mills." Mills have since become a multi-million dollar industry due, at least in part, to the American love affair with dogs. Puppy mills (many of which are licensed by the USDA) usually house dogs in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions. The dogs do not receive adequate veterinary care, food, water, exercise and socialization. Breeder dogs often spend their entire lives in outdoor cages with no protection from the elements and no opportunity to walk on solid ground. Because the people who operate puppy mills don't adhere to normal practices that would remove sick dogs from their breeding pools, mill puppies are prone to a variety of congenital and hereditary conditions which include Epilepsy, heart disease, kidney disease, hip dysplasia, diabetes, anemia, deafness, eye problems and respiratory disorders. There are some people who believe the USDA program and standards should simply be revamped to provide for better care of the dogs. I don't agree at all. The USDA needs to get out of the business of licensing this industry in any way and the federal funding should instead be diverted to a national animal welfare agency which can ensure the dogs receive proper care, socialization and exercise until such time as the mills close. There are a number of ways to fight puppy mills, starting with refusing to patronize the stores and websites that sell puppies. Never buy a puppy from a pet store. Despite what you may be told by a store employee, 99% of pet store puppies come from mill operations. No reputable breeder would ever sell a puppy in a store. If you are told that a puppy comes from a USDA licensed breeder, that does not mean that the puppy does not come from a mill, in fact, it most definitely does. Never buy a puppy from any person who will not allow you to see the breeding facility and meet the mother dog - this includes websites that sell pets online or ads you may find in the newspaper. Just because a website looks cute or professional does not mean that the puppy came from a good environment. If you buy a puppy without demanding to see the breeding facility, you may be unknowingly keeping a horrific breeding operation in business and contributing to the suffering of the breeder dogs. If you have decided that a purebred dog is best for your family for some reason, remember that many shelter and rescue dogs are purebred and that there are countless rescue groups across the country which are "breed specific" which means that they only focus on one breed. Thank you to Aubrie Kavanaugh of Paws4Change for providing the above information. Be sure to follow Paws4Change on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Paws4Change.US
Posted Feb 16, 2019 Get a pack of 100 "Adopt, Don't Shop" mini-flyers for only $3.00 (and free shipping in the US). These child-friendly flyers were designed to provide people with adoption resources and educate about options to prevent supporting the puppy mill industry. Order several packs - they are perfect to leave at your vet's office, pet supply stores, any business, put them on community bulletin boards .... the ideas are endless! You'll find them here:
Posted Feb 15, 2019 Eiko fell in love with Henry the moment she met him ... and this picture was taken at that very moment! GREAT NEWS!!! Eiko and her husband Shinji (and their furry kids, Clyde, Charo & Blu) will soon become Henry's FOREVER FAMILY!!! And to think ... just over a month ago, Henry was to be euthanized in the shelter because he's a senior with poor eyesight and hearing. But thanks to YOUR support and donations, we were able to save this precious boy who has the sweetest soul … and from now on his life will be nothing but wonderful. He could not ask for a better home, and we are thrilled for Henry, Eiko and Shinji!
Posted Feb 15, 2019 License Plate Frames to spread awareness about puppy mills only $8.00 each (free shipping in the USA). Order here: All proceeds support Harley's Dream to end puppy mills!
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