Shelter Dog Helps Rescue Trapped Kittens

Harvey, a loving mutt, was surrendered to Faithful Friends Animal Society in 2014, because his owners were separating and could no longer care for him. He has been waiting patiently every since for someone to adopt him.

Since no one has come forward in the past four years, Harvey decided to prove to the world that he is a good boy and hero.

Harvey was out on a walk with one of the shelter’s dog handlers when he started to bark at a storm drain. They slowly approached the drain to get a closer look and found a trapped kitten. The shelter’s cat department arrived at the scene to help save the kitten, but realized there was more than one trapped kitten.


The shelter posted the story on Facebook stating, “With constant check-ins, the team was finally triumphant. Two weeks after the first kitten had been found, we were able to find two more and rescue them as well!”

The three ginger kittens were named Beta, Brie, and Brewster. Harvey’s nose and hero instincts kicked in just in time, because it rained for days after all the kittens were rescued. All three were placed in loving foster homes and will be available for adoption soon.

However, Harvey is still looking for his forever home. This good boy loves to play ball and just needs someone who will give him time to adapt to his new family. The shelter has cared for the sweet boy in their Faithful Friends Sanctuary Care Program. A program that provides a place for animals who are harder to adopt due to terminal illness, medical condition, or behavior challenges.

Photo: Facebook/Faithful Friends Animal Society


“He would make a great agility dog, running or hiking partner. Harvey would also enjoy cuddling on the couch watching TV. While he has dog friends his size at the shelter, Harvey would be best as the only pet,” states the shelter. How could anyone resist his adorable smile?!

Someone please adopt Harvey. Adopt don’t shop.

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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast who lives in West Michigan. Her horse and 3 dogs are her children. She loves to write and share her knowledge of equine and canine nutrition. In her spare time she likes to volunteer with animal rescues, camp with her husband and dogs, and trail ride with her horse.
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