A woman drove 2600 miles to rescue a dog who had been overlooked in a shelter for his appearance. Harvey the husky had been at the San Diego Department of Animal Services for over 6 months when Sherry Lankston saw a post about him.
“The first time I saw Harvey’s unique smile, I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s the most adorable dog ever,” Lankston told Fox News. “I joked with my husband that I had found our second dog. We had been discussing getting a second dog for a while. River, our first dog, loves other dogs and needed a companion.”
Sherry learned from the post that people would pass by Harvey at the shelter and call him “unattractive.”
“I overheard people saying he was unattractive due to his facial deformity,” Joy Ollinger, a lieutenant with the San Diego Department of Animal Services, told Fox News. “And during the entire time he was there, no one asked to interact with him or consider adopting him. Not once during the entire time.”
Sherry couldn’t believe that no one had shown interest in meeting him. But she decided she wanted to and devised a plan to rescue him.
She and her family traveled from Seattle to California to pick up their newest addition to the family. Harvey is now enjoying a comfortable life with 6 other animal companions (1 dog, 4 cats, and a snail). She acknowledges that some people have called her “crazy” for driving such a long distance to adopt a homeless dog. However, she firmly believes that Harvey is worth every effort.
Rewritten Source: https://www.dogheirs.com/woman-drives-thousands-to-get-husky-called-too-ugly/