“Harper,” the puppy who was thrown out… shows she’s a survivor

September 24, 2011 | By | Add a Comment


Photo: FlyinFurPetPhotography

What a remarkable story.

A woman in Florida discovered Harper, an eight-week-old Pit Bull puppy whose owner put her into a trash bag, to suffocate her young life, because she appeared deformed.

That woman, Erica Daniel, of Dolly’s Foundation, came to Harper’s rescue – and saved her precious life, even when veterinarians thought she should be euthanized.

Three weeks later, thanks to medical assistance that was donated by Bev McCartt, a therapist with Hip Dog Canine Hydrotherapy & Fitness in Winter Park, Fla., Harper is thriving, as you can see in the picture above.

NBC tells the story here.  A short video about baby Harper:

One aspect of the story really grabbed my attention: That the main cause for concern was that Harper laid out in a flat position (left), and basically never learned to walk.  The reason this caught my eye is because as a four/five month old, Shayna did something quite similar when we’d come in from romping around on a hot day (right):


What a remarkable tale of two womens’ generosity, thoughtfulness and love for animals — and baby Harper’s will to live.

To see more photos of Harper, check out this slideshow or visit this awesome FlyinFurPetPhotography.com page.

To help out with Harper’s medical bills, click here.  To learn more about the work of Dolly’s Foundation, click here and here.



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