A woman drove 2600 miles to adopt a dog who had been overlooked in a shelter for the way he looked. Harvey the husky was languishing 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 goofy smile, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s the cutest dog ever,” Lankston told Fox News. “I joked with my husband that I had found our second dog. We’d been talking about getting a second dog for a while. River, our first dog, loves other dogs and needed a friend.”
Sherry learned from the post that people would pass by Harvey at the shelter and call him “ugly.”
“I actually heard people saying he was ugly because of his facial deformity,” Joy Ollinger, a lieutenant with the San Diego Department of Animal Services, told Fox News. “And then, the whole time he was there, no one requested to take him out for an interaction or possible adoption. Not once in the whole time.
Sherry couldn’t believe not a single person had wanted to meet him. But she decided he did and hatched a plan to get him.
She and her family drove from Seattle to California to pick up their newest family member. Harvey is now living the good life with 6 other pets (1 dog and 4 cats and a snail). She says some people have told her she was “crazy” to drive so far to get a homeless dog. But she says Harvey is worth it.
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