Harry Lives On In Our Hearts (A Tribute To Darling Harry)

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. 

Elena and Harry 
Harry has brought joy and hope into our lives, and now he is free from pain and disease at last. Dear Harry, you will be sorely missed. May you rest in peace.
By Elena Lin

Message from Hailey and Bryan (Harry’s adoptive parents)
Harry enjoyed his time with us and we hope that we were able to make him happy. We were blessed to have celebrated Christmas and Valentine’s Day with him. He will forever be in our hearts. We will miss his snore, his smiling face, his tail wagging moments and the way he loved the sunlight on his back and being in the garden with the plants and greenery. We love you, Harry.
Hailey and Harry

Message from Fiona

Early Monday evening Harry had been rushed to the vet because he had suddenly become weak and could not control his bladder. At the vet, it was discovered that he was suffering from internal bleeding and a decision had to be made by Harry's Mommy, Hailey, if they should operate on him to stop the bleeding. Harry has a heart condition and had already defied all medical odds to have come this far. Hailey decided to proceed with surgery and do her best for Harry, like she always has.
Harry had lived as a street dog for the past 10 years of his life and is now estimated to be about 11 or 12 years old. To have survived the streets for almost 10 years was no mean feat.
During the surgical procedure, it was found that he had a ruptured spleen and his spleen was removed. However, Drs also discovered a huge mass in his bladder and there was nothing further they could do for Harry. He would have woken up from surgery and perhaps live in pain, suffer for a few days or weeks and then pass on. Hailey did not want him to suffer or be in further pain and so the difficult decision was made to put him to sleep while he was still under GA.
Harry left us, surrounded by his family and friends, people he meant the world to.
Harry was a brave and courageous dog, never once complaining about the pain or hardships he had, and always grateful to what God had given him. I will miss him dearly and he will always have a special place in my heart.
Thank you Hailey and Bryan for all that you have done for Harry.

Message from Harry
Thank you Mommy, Daddy, Fiona, Lisa and all the volunteers and friends for giving me the best time of my life here. I love all of you. You have opened a new hope of living in this world. I trust all you have done and continue to do, always at your best efforts. I have had the best Mommy, Daddy and siblings in a perfect loving home. I love the garden most because it has my favourite  plants and sunshine. I love the smell of after rain and the morning air. I love my family who had nurtured my soul to love and trust again. We will meet one day but not now as you still need to carry on your journey, but I will be watching over you, blessing all of you. Stay faithful to your soul as I had in my willpower to overcome the hardships that life had thrown me. I thank God who has kept me safe and whole. Forever grateful to your grace and love . . . . Harry.
HARRY. Estimated 2000 to March 2012
Message from a friend, Leslie Kok
Dear old harry, even though I have known you for a short while, I could tell you are a very special being. Thank you for being so accommodating during our photo shoot and I'm grateful to have known you and spend some time with you...
You will be dearly missed. 

May you become fast friends with my beloved family members who have gone to doggie heaven, Noi Noi and Faye. 

Lots of love,

A Song for Harry
With Gratitude
We thank Kenneth for informing us about Harry’s plight when he first saw Harry at the factory.

Harry and Kenneth at the factory (August 2011)

Susan Dhanwant, for feeding and checking on Harry in the initial stage when Harry was still living at the factory.
Cindy Lam, for introducing Hailey to us.
Cindy and Hailey with Harry. The meeting that changed Harry's life.
Leslie Kok, Francesca Lok, Lisa Goh, Ai Wei, and everyone else who had helped and touched Harry’s life and made him a happy dog.
Thank you.