Paul Harvey was famous for ending his newscasts with “Good Day!” But this poor Harvey never had a good day. A 10-year-old Beagle, Harvey spent his entire life living outside on a chain. Way back on May 29th, his owner surrendered him to the Monroe County Animal League in West Virginia (this county does not have a shelter). This is a very rural county with minimal indoor kennel options, so Harvey was kept outside. The chances of Harvey finding an adopter or rescue were mighty slim.

Cindy Olweiler with Angels Among Us Animal Sanctuary in Pennsylvania posted Harvey as a courtesy listing for the Monroe County Animal League. Cindy would have taken Harvey into her rescue, but she had no fosters available. On November 27th, with Harvey still outside and winter fast approaching, Cindy asked for our assistance so that she could pull Harvey. We agreed, and she told us this: “Foster or not, I am taking him. I can’t stand to think of a senior spending another winter outside.” Little did Cindy know at the time just how long, bitterly cold and brutal the winter would be.

Harvey had his initial vetting and neutering done the first week of December. Just before Christmas he was transported to a temporary foster home in Pennsylvania. Then, a few days after Christmas, Harvey’s temporary foster parents asked Cindy if they could adopt him! Following his adoption, Cindy shared this with us: “After living outside on a chain for 10 years, Harvey is acclimating very well to living inside. He is gentle and so loving. Now he will have a wonderful life with his new family, and every day will be a good day!” Click here to view more photos of Harvey.

RADAR paid $225 towards Harvey’s initial vetting, blood tests and neutering costs.

UPDATE! Harvey has been adopted by his foster family!

UPDATE! All funds for Harvey have been raised! Thank you!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Harvey:

Chloe’s SOS Fund (Saving Our Seniors); April Gassler; Britney Aldridge / Critter Captions

Added on February 13, 2014.

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