A tiny, helpless Husky was cuddled up against a wall in a shelter. She was rescued, along with more than 2,000 other dogs, from trucks carrying them to slaughterhouses for dog meat in Harbin, China. The property owner frequently permits the dedicated animal rescuers from Harbin Slaughterhouse Survivors Animal Rescue (Harbin SHS) to take in the animals that require assistance the most immediately because the shelter has a large number of dogs to care for despite being saved from probable death.
That very definitely applied to Harriet. They mistook her for a puppy because of how skinny and fragile she appeared while hunched over in a corner with matted, falling-out fur. Hayley Hayes-Fitzgerald, Aimee Clarke, and Emily Parker are three foreigners who live in Harbin and work as teachers during the day and animal rescuers at night. The group’s website states that they “started rescuing animals together in the summer of 2016 in their spare time, after noticing the large number of animals requiring rescue in Harbin, and China in general.
After picking up Harriet, they took the calm Husky to the vet, where they were startled to learn that she was only about 8 months old. She is presumably underweight, which accounts for her little stature. The rescuers started her care by giving her a wash, a haircut, and lots of hugs. Except for the lack of nutrition, Harriet was in good health.
Hinman said to the Dodo, “She was very gentle and submissive. She sat there so calmly and never barked or hissed, even though it took us a while to completely remove all of her furs. I was deeply moved by that. Although she had experienced a lot, she shared many traits with the other dogs Harbin SHS rescues: she was inherently loving, playful, and friendly.
A woman across the globe saw a picture of Harriet online when she regained her health and made the decision to adopt her. Rosee Vallee, a Canadian, met Harriet in San Francisco after traveling to North America with a volunteer from Harbin SHS. Since relocating, Vallee has been making an effort to make her dog, whom she refers to as her “princess,” happy by taking her on road trips and canoeing on Lake Louise, as well as by professing her love for everyone she encounters.
Hinman remarked, “I see her now and it just warms my heart.” “I consider all the people who banded together to support her; they stand out as the true protagonists of this tale. Harriet is such a great example of how every dog deserves a second chance.