When Harper came to us on Saturday February 20th we knew we may not have long with her. After being locked away in a tiny wire cage in a dark barn Harper had finally been released after 10 long years as a breeder dog. When we were giving her a bath and cleaning her up we realized she had a large tumor. Our veterinarian confirmed our suspicions, it was an aggressive cancer. Our veterinarian recommended that we euthanize Harper due to her condition. Not only did she have cancer but she was also very malnourished, very underweight, had rotting teeth and could barely walk. When she tried to walk Harper's legs were so weak from never being able to walk around for 10 years, she could barely walk. There was no way I could let her go after just 5 days of freedom, it wasn't enough. We agreed as long as she was not suffering we could let her live, experience some freedom, some joy and the things she had never had. For almost 2 months Harper was able to be free and live like she never had. She got to experience lots of new things and make new friends being in 2 different foster homes! One thing Harper really enjoyed was watching TV. In the end she only knew love but its obvious she came to us so we could give her everything we could and then help her move on. We knew it was her time to go when she was unable to use the bathroom on her own and stopped eating. When we went to the vet that Tuesday and she was weighed she never even gained an ounce over the course of almost 2 months. The cancer had taken over her body and she was just unable to fight it after 10 years of neglect. Harper, never knowing a name before, only a number gave her life so the public could buy her puppies.
Harper gave her life all in the name of greed.
Harper enjoyed her freedom! Being pet and loved on, snuggling in a soft blanket and watching TV from the comfort of her own bed.
Harper only knew love <3
A glimpse of Harper's condition. You can see in the first photo she was so underweight and had overall a poor body condition. In the second photo you can see the size of her tumor. The last photo is of Harper finally resting peacefully.