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Harley's Hope striving to help pets in southern Colorado
By Stephanie Earls • Updated: July 13, 2015 at 9:05 am
When someone knocked on the door of her family's Pueblo West house in the early hours of Nov. 10, 2013, Cheryl Gonzales expected bad news - an accident in the neighborhood or someone in trouble needing help.
She was right, only the tragedy had yet to occur.
Gonzales recalls hooking her fingers through Blue's collar to restrain the dog - a neglected and euthanasia-bound pit bull recently deposited in her care by a family acquaintance - before opening the door. She quickly closed it when she saw two would-be intruders wearing masks and brandishing semi-automatic weapons. The gunmen opened fire, shooting six times through the closed door and striking her twice, in the chest and arm, before running away.
"Basically, they thought they killed me," said Gonzales, 35, who underwent multiple surgeries over the following days, including open-heart and the removal of her spleen, stomach and a lung, before spending "about two weeks" in a coma. When she awoke, Blue - the dog she'd been rehabilitating, luckily uninjured in the thwarted home invasion - was foremost on her mind.
Colorado Kitty Pot sales help pets in need
By Abbie Burke
Published: October 8, 2015, 3:04 pm Updated: October 9, 2015, 9:39 am
BLACK FOREST, Colo. - A Black Forest couple is selling “kitty pot” to help animals in need.
All the money made from sales of the product goes to Harley’s Hope Foundation, which was created by David and Cynthia Bullock in 2010 after they lost their dog Harley to cancer.
Harley had gone through several months of chemotherapy and the Bullock’s realized that many people don’t have the financial means to be able to do everything they can to save their pets. They decided to honor Harley’s memory by creating an organization that helps pets and their people with unexpected hardships.
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Community groups help pay for puppy's life-saving surgery
Posted: 6:34 AM, Dec 11, 2015
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One Kansas City couple is grateful their fur baby is healthy after local organizations stepped up to save his life.
Daniel and Ebony Edwards are expecting a baby next year, so they thought adopting a puppy would be a great start to their family. They rescued a 2-month-old Weimaraner named Uno in November.
But after noticing Uno was breathing abnormally, they got the devastating news that he had a life-threatening heart defect - and the surgery would cost nearly $4,000.
That's a cost they could not afford.
"I really wanted to be hopeful about the whole thing, I know both of us did, but there was just this overwhelming feeling of hopelessness, like how could this happen? We finally got our puppy and we wanted him so badly," Ebony Edwards said.
"I was like, that means we're going to have to put him down, that's the first thing I thought," Daniel Edwards said. "I sent out text messages to people like, pray for our puppy because we may have to put him down and we're not sure if he's going to make it."
Already attached to Uno, putting him down wasn't an option. Ebony Edwards applied for assistance from several community pet organizations, one of those being Harley's Hope Foundation.
Harley's Hope is a national organization originally based in Colorado, but they help out with pet procedures around the country. They donated $500.
Uno got out of surgery in Columbia, Mo., on Thursday morning and is doing great. He would have died otherwise.
"We brought him home and immediately he captured our heart," Ebony Edwards said. "He's fitting into our family so nicely and so quickly. So yeah, what are you supposed to do with this face?"
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