Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue

Harlequin Haven
Great Dane Rescue

11567 St. Rt. 774
Bethel, Ohio 45106

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A Tale of Two Danes

My sister and I have been together most all of our lives, we are all we have!

We have never had the love, kindness, or a gentle touch that most others get, at least when they are puppies.

The day we were purchased we came home to live outside. Rain, snow, sleet, or shine we lived outside. Our dog house consists of a metal shed; our food is the cheapest Mom can buy.

People drive by and see us and we see the tears in their eyes, but no one helps us, no one cares.

One winter day some men showed up and took us away, they said we were emaciated, they said we were dehydrated. We were terrified. "Who were these people? Why were they doing this to us?" We did not understand.

We spent our first Christmas inside a wonderful vet's office receiving love, kindness, and touching, that gentle touch we had never before felt. We were warm and fed lots of good food. Slowly we started to trust and we wanted to love these nice people. But then our world came falling in!

Early one morning they came to take us to the lobby and who was there but our Mom! I begged them, "Please don't let her take us! Please God save us once again!" My pleas went unanswered. As Mom dragged us away I looked back to see the tears running down the faces of our new friends.

They said Mom was related to people in high places, they said Mom promised to take proper care of us, they said Mom promised a lot of things.

Well it is now New Year's Day we are cold, thirsty, and hungry. We are outside in our metal shed and again all we have is each other. There is no happy ending for us.

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