Moderndog Photo Contest Entry- Harley

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Winner for the week of July 28, 2014
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Final votes: 8,085

Meet: Harley

Breed: 
Chihuahua
Rudi Taylor
Berthoud, Colorado

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Hello! My name is Harley and I was born in a puppy mill. Actually I spent about 10 years there, living in a small wire cage, never experiencing grass beneath my feet or the warmth of sunshine on my face. I was lucky to be rescued and now I live in a wonderful home where I am experiencing love and kindness for the first time in my life.
Age: 
13
Nicknames: 
Hog
Likes: 
Snuggling, Car Rides, Sweet Voices
Dislikes: 
Puppy Mills!
Favorite Foods: 
Carrots, Broccoli, Salmon
Favorite Pastimes: 
Napping With Dad

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Comments (27)

Good Luck, Harley!!!
Wed, 08/14/2013 - 07:56
Harley's description is supposed to say, "NEVER experiencing grass beneath my feet or the warmth of sunshine on my face". Sorry, I left out a word!
Wed, 08/14/2013 - 08:33
Good luck Harley! You rock!!!
Wed, 08/14/2013 - 08:51
I m really sorry nobody edited the paragraph under poor Harley...really annoying especially since it is such an important event. I am sure the public knows what they meant, but to someone uninformed that kind of typo error is not the kind of thing you want . I follow Harley and always like him and vote for his cause...
Wed, 08/14/2013 - 11:11
I'm sure you meant to type..."Actually I spent about 10 years there, living in a small wire cage, 'NEVER' experiencing grass beneath my fee or the warmth of sunshine on my face." ? It's important for people to realize that his life existed in that small wire cage. It breaks my heart just picturing the way Harley was treated. :(
Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:01
sweet doggie! but i think the paragraph is meant to say "without experiencing grass beneath my feet...", right?
Wed, 08/14/2013 - 14:05
You are a very special pup and a wonderful spokespup for doing away with all puppy mills! I enjoy following your adventures here on FB! I am a fervent supporter! <3 & Hugs.
Wed, 08/14/2013 - 15:44
Many blessings to all who work to make animals' lives better. We are their only voice. ♥ So I am using my voice to post this repeatedly, until it somehow falls into the hands of someone who has the authority and the courage to help us put an end to puppy and kittens mills, once and for all.... PUPPY MILLS ARE GLUTTING THE SYSTEM
We will euthanize 10,000 pets today at our animal shelters and city Animal Care & Control facilities. We will euthanize 10,000 pets tomorrow too, and most every day. Unless our lawmakers enact regulations on the production of puppy and kitten mills, this pet overpopulation crisis is doomed to increase. This is costing our government millions of dollars, which are OUR TAX DOLLARS! And they are being spent to KILL PETS that the PUPPY MILLS ARE PRODUCING. What is wrong with this picture? The USDA has NEGLECTED to regulate this mill production, to the point that our country is about to explode with dead and suffering animals. Surely, our government must know that this has to stop! I will never understand how the USDA has any business having pets under the same regulations, (or the lack thereof), as poultry, slaughter hogs and beef cattle producers...WE DO NOT EAT DOGS AND CATS IN THIS COUNTRY, they are pets! Our government must stop allowing them to be mass produced like they were food animals! And the conditions that we accept as "USDA approved" for these animals to live in, consist of a lifetime of horrific neglect and deprivation! These pets don't even go to slaughter when they are old enough and fattened up. They live their entire lives in a cage, often left out in all kinds of weather, with little or no veterinary care. The female's' life is spent carrying, nursing, or grieving her lost babies, until she is bred yet again. Then about twice a year, the male shares her cage until mating is complete. Then he is returned to languish in his own flthy cage until it is time to breed again. This only ends for them when they die, or become "no longer good for breeding" and there is no regulation on how they are "disposed of" then. But the numbers of dead and decaying animal carcasses that are strewn throughout or piled up on the property of far too many of these mills, speak volumes. Unfortunately, the financial influence of the Agriculture business has managed to supercede the horrific conditions of the animals, the pet overpopulation crisis, even the glutting of our own systems!
WE THE PEOPLE, MUST RISE UP AND DEMAND THAT OUR GOVERNMENT ENACT LAWS TO END THIS INSANITY! I guarantee you, if the beef producers were churning out millions of pounds of beef in a year, and we only ate half of it, and the other half had to be "disposed of" at great expense to the government, you can bet the USDA would be slapping some major restrictions on beef production. So why don't they see that we are euthanizing over four million pets a year, and the puppy and kitten mills are "producing" a majority of them? IS OUR GOVERNMENT REALLY SO "OWNED" BY THE PUPPY MILL/Ag INDUSTRY, THAT THEY BETRAY THEIR CONSTITUENTS, WASTE OUR TAX DOLLARS AND GLUT THEIR OWN SYSTEM? We must find a way to rid our world of this horrific business of abuse and neglect! OUR GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE ACTION TODAY!
PAMELA M. BECK
Wed, 08/14/2013 - 16:14
Many blessings to all who work to make animals' lives better. We are their only voice. ♥ So I am using my voice to post this repeatedly, until it somehow falls into the hands of someone who has the authority and the courage to help us put an end to puppy and kittens mills, once and for all.... PUPPY MILLS ARE GLUTTING THE SYSTEM
We will euthanize 10,000 pets today at our animal shelters and city Animal Care & Control facilities. We will euthanize 10,000 pets tomorrow too, and most every day. Unless our lawmakers enact regulations on the production of puppy and kitten mills, this pet overpopulation crisis is doomed to increase. This is costing our government millions of dollars, which are OUR TAX DOLLARS! And they are being spent to KILL PETS that the PUPPY MILLS ARE PRODUCING. What is wrong with this picture? The USDA has NEGLECTED to regulate this mill production, to the point that our country is about to explode with dead and suffering animals. Surely, our government must know that this has to stop! I will never understand how the USDA has any business having pets under the same regulations, (or the lack thereof), as poultry, slaughter hogs and beef cattle producers...WE DO NOT EAT DOGS AND CATS IN THIS COUNTRY, they are pets! Our government must stop allowing them to be mass produced like they were food animals! And the conditions that we accept as "USDA approved" for these animals to live in, consist of a lifetime of horrific neglect and deprivation! These pets don't even go to slaughter when they are old enough and fattened up. They live their entire lives in a cage, often left out in all kinds of weather, with little or no veterinary care. The female's' life is spent carrying, nursing, or grieving her lost babies, until she is bred yet again. Then about twice a year, the male shares her cage until mating is complete. Then he is returned to languish in his own flthy cage until it is time to breed again. This only ends for them when they die, or become "no longer good for breeding" and there is no regulation on how they are "disposed of" then. But the numbers of dead and decaying animal carcasses that are strewn throughout or piled up on the property of far too many of these mills, speak volumes. Unfortunately, the financial influence of the Agriculture business has managed to supercede the horrific conditions of the animals, the pet overpopulation crisis, even the glutting of our own systems!
WE THE PEOPLE, MUST RISE UP AND DEMAND THAT OUR GOVERNMENT ENACT LAWS TO END THIS INSANITY! I guarantee you, if the beef producers were churning out millions of pounds of beef in a year, and we only ate half of it, and the other half had to be "disposed of" at great expense to the government, you can bet the USDA would be slapping some major restrictions on beef production. So why don't they see that we are euthanizing over four million pets a year, and the puppy and kitten mills are "producing" a majority of them? IS OUR GOVERNMENT REALLY SO "OWNED" BY THE PUPPY MILL/Ag INDUSTRY, THAT THEY BETRAY THEIR CONSTITUENTS, WASTE OUR TAX DOLLARS AND GLUT THEIR OWN SYSTEM? We must find a way to rid our world of this horrific business of abuse and neglect! OUR GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE ACTION TODAY!
PAMELA M. BECK
Wed, 08/14/2013 - 16:14
What a lil darling. Such a handsome doll. <3 you! xoxo
Wed, 08/14/2013 - 22:52
How are people able to keep animals, such as Harley in the poor conditions they, in this case, survive.
Mean in some humans is innate, like the good humans Harley now knows.
Wed, 08/14/2013 - 23:52
Harley is amazing ! I know his Mommy too! He is so lucky to be loved by such great parents that care and rescue our beautiful creatures in the high desert of California. Harley deserves a lot of attention, the cover of the magazine is a great start !
Thu, 08/15/2013 - 08:36
I shared this on my Facebook wall hoping to get Harley some more votes! So glad he found a loving home now!
Sun, 01/05/2014 - 13:41
Oh Harley what a wonderful way to stop people using puppy mills. You are a champion and would change the lives of sooooo many puppies for the best. I hope you win x
Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:04
We love you Harley and family
Thu, 07/03/2014 - 15:47
HARLEY IS A WINNER AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN A WINNER.LOVE YOU SWEETHEART AND GOD BLESS.
Sat, 07/19/2014 - 10:55
Harley has overcome a lot in his lifetime. He brings joy and happiness to me daily.
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 21:32
Harley is an inspiration and should be your winner
Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:46
Go Harley!
Wed, 07/23/2014 - 20:53
Go Harley!
Wed, 07/23/2014 - 20:55
We LOVE you Harley and BELIEVE in your cause!!!!
Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:37
Harley, no matter what you look like it is no reflection of who you are. You are loving and tender, tiny and cuddly, give love and recieve love. You're a sweetheart!
Fri, 07/25/2014 - 05:54
Love this dog!!! Love ndmr because they do so much. Everyone should boycott puppy mills they are so horrible!
Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:55
Harley, you are deeply loved by many, many people. And even more by the hundreds of puppy mill survivors you've saved! What a very special little guy you are. <3
Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:02
"WAY TO GO HARLEY" I'm am so glad you won. You so deserve it. "GOD BLESS YOUR LITTLE SOLE".
Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:39
Yeaaa Harley! We love you, Teddy and the whole crew at NMDR so much!
Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:32
Harley needs a monthly feature in this magazine for continued education!
Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:00

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