This would be The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, except for one slight problem: there’s no Ozzie! Harriet was found as a stray on December 10th and taken to the Smyth County Animal Shelter in Virginia. Approximately 10 years old, Harriet is a Dutch Shepherd-Border Collie mix. She was very thin and had matted fur. It was also determined that Harriet had some vision and hearing loss. The shelter was no place for this senior dog.
On December 11th, shelter animal advocate Kathryn Haddock asked RADAR to help Harriet (who was then known as Cherish). We provided an offer to assist with her vetting costs to help encourage a rescue to pull Harriet. On December 17th All Mutts Matter Foundation in Delaware committed to taking Harriet, and she was safely out of the shelter the next day. She had a vet exam and x-rays on December 23rd. Harriet was diagnosed with having a heart condition.
“Harriet is a very sweet girl,” the rescue told us. “She likes to watch you. She is pretty calm and sleeps much of the day. She is very good about taking her medicine and loves dinner time. She will let the other fur kids know if they are getting in her space. She has not really played or interacted much with the other dogs. She is not a barker. She is a very good girl!” We also found out that she has grown close to another senior dog named Noah, and they are often referred to as “Mr. & Mrs. Noah.” To view more photos of Harriet, click here.
RADAR paid $200 towards Harriet’s x-ray and medication costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Harriet have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE Harriet crossed the Rainbow Bridge on July 12, 2016. She was in congestive heart failure. Rest in Peace, Harriet.
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Harriet:
Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Nicole Brook, in honor of Kathryn Haddock’s birthday; Laura Jones
Added on January 30, 2016.