Harley, Puppy Mill Survivor and "American Hero Dog" Award Winner, Dies at Age 15

Harley, a puppy mill survivor, won the American Hero Dog Award for 2015.
Harley, a puppy mill survivor, won the American Hero Dog Award for 2015.

2015 “Hero Dog” Dies at Age 15

Harley, a tiny Chihuahua, had a big impact in the last few years of his life. The 6-pound, one-eyed dog lived his first 10 years in a cage before he was rescued from a puppy mill. In addition to losing an eye during his years there, he also suffered from a broken tail, gnarled toes and heart disease. Despite his health problems, Harley thrived with his new family and went on to raise awareness for puppy mill dogs. In the fall, he was named the American Hero Dog of 2015 by the American Humane Association. "Harley was a little dog with a big mission," said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane Association. "His work and his mission will live on, and his legacy will be to inspire all of us to work together and make a better world for our best friends.” — Read it at Today

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