A small, sickly Husky huddled against a wall in a refuge. She, and nearly 2,000 other dogs on a property in Harbin, China, were rescued from trucks on their way to dog meat slaughterhouses.
That was certainly the case for Harriet.
Hayley Hayes-Fitzgerald, Aimee Clarke and Emily Parker, are all expats who live in Harbin and work as teachers during the day and animal rescuers in their spare time.
“We started rescuing animals together in the summer of 2016 in our free time, after seeing the vast amount of animals needing help in Harbin, and China as a whole,” the trio wrote on their website.
In a few short years, they’ve rescued over 600 dogs.
The rescuers began to nurture her, giving her a shave, a bath and lots of cuddles.
Aside from not enough food, Harriet was otherwise healthy.
As Harriet regained her health, a woman half around the world saw her picture online and knew she wanted to adopt her. Rosee Vallee lives in Canada and ended up meeting Harriet in San Francisco, after a volunteer from Harbin SHS flew over to North America with her.
Since arriving at her new home, Vallee is doing everything to make the dog she calls her “princess” happy, going on road trips, canoe rides on Lake Louise and loving everyone she meets, including her three doggie siblings (one of which is another rescue dog from Harbin SHS).