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HUA Helps Harvey - Dog Dragged by Car for 1/2 a Mile

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HarveyBlogStories conflict on what exactly happened to Harvey, but we know that on a car ride with his family he ended up outside of the car, with the car still moving but still attached to the leash which was inside the car. Witnesses said he tried and tried to keep up, but the car just kept going and eventually Harvey's legs gave out and he couldn't keep up. He was dragged for what witnesses report was approximately half of a mile, screaming for his life. His family didn't stop. They said they didn't notice. Animal control in the town finally got custody of Harvey.

They tried their best but didn't have the funds needed to care for his extensive wounds. They were worried that he would become septic and knew that they could definitely not afford skin grafts that they were told may be needed. Hearts United for Animals agreed to help Harvey, who was signed over to us and taken immediately by the nice animal control officer to the nearest Blue Pearl veterinary specialty center. Harvey is receiving wonderful care. Despite losing a large portion of skin on his front legs and rear he is loving and ever so grateful. He had an operation to clip, clean and debride the wounds. As he weaned down on his pain meds all he wanted to do was to be held and give kisses to his veterinarian and the vet techs at the hospital. They GUSH about what a wonderful, sweet little love bug Harvey is. He hasn't been out of their loving arms for a moment since he arrived. Harvey will likely be released this week into an HUA foster home in Michigan. He will return to Blue Pearl every 48 hours or more often as needed to have his bandages changed and and wounds checked. Many thanks to the wonderful ACO who fought to help save Harvey's life, HUA superstars Riki and Kim who helped arrange for his treatment, transportation and care, the wonderful staff at Blue Pearl, and Barbara in Michigan who is excited to foster Harvey during his long recovery. If you would like to make a donation to help Harvey please click here.

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