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Our purpose is to ensure low income pet parents and their companion or service animals remain together when issues arise.  The goal in doing so is to prevent at-risk animals from being surrendered or falling victim to euthanasia for treatable conditions and behaviors.

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These are just a few of the animals helped by Harley's Hope Foundation
via assistance with major veterinary care, behavioral training, or emergency foster care.
Autumn Hazards
Autumn is here - my favorite time of the year.  Crisp air, fall foliage, sweaters, and working in the kitchen without needing air conditioning.  But, did you know that fall has specific dangers to your pets?  Most pet parents are familiar with summer hazards - hot cars, overheating, hot pavement burns on paws, or winter hazards - frostbite, holiday decorations and plants that can be dangerous.   Here are the main hazards to watch for this autumn:

Decreased Daylight - reduced light makes it challenging for drivers to see animals or people who may be out walking before or after work.  Be sure one of you is wearing something with reflective tape.

Autumn Leaves - if you use leaf blowers, the loud noise may drive your pets off your property.  And, gas powered blowers can leak fuel or oil that can be toxic if ingested by your pet.  In addition, leaf piles that sit on your lawn can accumulate moisture, causing bacteria and mold that can make your pets sick if ingested.

Plants and Mushrooms - Certain fall-specific flowers like the Chrysanthemum can be toxic if ingested - this includes the flower, stems and leaves.  Symptoms include stumbling, skin inflammation, increased salivation, vomiting and diarrhea.  Mushrooms that appear in your yard can be toxic, so err on the side of caution and keep your pets away or remove mushrooms as soon as you see them.

Rodenticides - If you use poison to kill rodents, please know that they can also kill your pet.  Many contain an ingredient that interrupts the body’s ability to clot blood, causing internal bleeding.

We don’t share this information to ruin the season, but rather to inform so you can take precautions and enjoy fall with your favorite pets!
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Amethyst is only 4 years old, but was in danger of losing her eyesight due to a medical condition. She required specialty surgery that her mom, Pamela, couldn't afford on disability income. We spoke with Pam's veterinarian who told us how deserving she was of the help and that she always puts her animals first. We love to hear that and love to help people who understand that having a pet is a lifetime commitment that often requires sacrifice. Pam sought and received funding for the surgery and HHF is happy that we were one of several organizations giving Amethyst a chance at a normal life with her vision intact. These are post-op photos of Amethyst, Pamela, and Amethyst's brother, JoJo.
Louie is one lucky pup. He was pulled from a high-kill shelter in New Mexico by the Evergreen Animal Protective League and placed into foster care. His foster mom, Angie, has worked with Louie for several months now trying to address his severe case of separation anxiety. She decided to adopt the pup, but needed help with additional medication and treatment for his anxiety, which has definitely improved over time. We're always happy to help a former rescue animal stay in their new home!
It never ceases to amaze us at how cruel people can be towards animals.  Murphy, an 11 month old dog, was shot in the face by the client's ex-husband. According to his mom, Jane,  Murphy was shot in the nose and it broke his upper palate went through his tongue and broke off some of his jaw and the associated teeth and scraped along his trachea causing some damage and lodged there.  The ER notes describe what happened - "Murphy was home alone with Jane's ex-husband when the injury occurred.

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Scarlet Marie is a 6 year old Mastiff who was originally thought to have a large, cancerous tumor on her back, near her tail. Doctors then changed the diagnosis to a granuloma, thought to be caused a piece of a foreign body that lodged under the skin. It seems that Miss Scarlet loves to roll around on the ground that is covered in old pine tree sheddings and so it is entirely plausible that she got a large splinter under the skin that became seriously infected.

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Our latest case proves that you don't have to be a dog or a cat to be considered a pet deserving of love. Wendy is a 5 month old, Naked Neck chicken who lives as a pet with the Taylor family in the small town of Haines, Alaska. Unfortunately, Wendy found a hole in her habitat and managed to get out. She was scooped up by a hungry hawk and her person, Kelsey, thought that Wendy had been killed. Later that same day, Wendy walked back into the yard, bloodied and badly injured, but very much alive and intent on getting home. We'll spare you the "before" photos as they are pretty graphic.

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Woodzy is a young male rabbit currently in foster care with HHF. Woodzy's dad, Steven, who is disabled and homeless, underwent major neck surgery last week. Steven is hoping to get permission to bring Woodzy to the convalescent hospital he'll be in for a couple of months, but until that happens, Woodzy is safely being cared for by foster mom, Kristen, and her family.
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Tastings, Tapas and Treasures
November 4, 2017
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Ivywild School
Join us for a fun evening of beer and spirits tastings, appetizers, and a great art sale featuring local artists!  Whether you're into beer, whiskey, rum, vodka, gin or moonshine, we'll have it all!  Proceeds benefit Harley's Hope Foundation, Colorado's only multi-service safety net charity helping pets and their people stay together.

Get your tickets here:  https://www.eventbee.com/v/brescia30/event?eid=129752325#/tickets and the early bird pricing on the tickets is only good til 10/20