On a large compound located in Harbin, China, approximately 2,000 stray dogs run and play. They are looked after by a woman who owns the property, and she regularly rescues new dogs and keeps them safe in this space.
Quite often, this woman brings in the Harbin Slaughterhouse Survivors Animal Rescue, or Harbin SHS, to come around and take in any pups who look like they need help. This time, the dog most in need of aid was pretty clear.
In one corner of the lot was a dog named Harriet. She looked anxious, sat frozen in a corner of the compound, and didn’t interact with any of the other playing pups. Her fur was completely filthy and she was so malnourished she looked like a miniature husky instead of a normal-sized one.
Rescuers picked the pup up and brought her in. She was tiny, her fur matted and covered in waste, and her body was just bones and skin. Somehow, though, despite her terror while in the compound, she felt safe in the arms of the rescuers and kept quiet and calm as they drove to the vet.
Harriet was found to already be 8 months old, despite her tiny size. Her lack of food had likely stunted her growth. Thankfully, there were no other serious medical issues found. The rescue team worked carefully to shave the tangled fur off, and then they gave her a much-needed bath. She sat docile and calm throughout the whole process.
For about two months, Harriet stayed at the shelter to build her strength and recover. She showed herself to be a sweet and kind pup with a playful side.
Finally, there came a point where she wasn’t constantly frightened anymore – and that’s when she made the trip on air to her forever home with Rosee Vallee in Canada.
Now named Bailey, this husky pup is living a fantastic life with her Mom. They’ve been on countless road trips, flown on many flights, and been to many sights and nature spots.
She’s so happy she’s found a loving family and a forever home!
Feature Image Source: Harbin SHS