Dear Harry passed away in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, surrounded by his family (Hailey and Bryan) with volunteers Fiona and Lisa. He was the first dog that HOPE rescued and he will always have a special place in our hearts.
From the moment that we met him, he was nothing but strong and courageous. He has fought against all odds to survive, despite coming down with one illness after another. Each visit to the vet, the doctors always gave him just a few weeks to live, but amazing Harry miraculously pulled through every time, and lived another 7 wonderful months with his adoptive family.
Harry was a fighter and a lover too. He never gave up on life no matter how tough it got, and he was such a sweet and gentle dog despite it all. He loved nature, and would spend hours standing in plants, feeling the leaves on his back. Although Harry had lived out most of his life as a factory dog, he managed to find happiness in the last few months of his life. He finally had people who loved and cared for him, and whom he loved very much in return. We are so grateful to Hailey and Bryan for providing a home for Harry, and for showing him the love he never had.