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Family drives 2,600 miles to adopt shelter husky with crooked smile

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A husky named Harvey with a facial deformity was adopted by a loving family who drove nearly 3,000 miles across the country to get him. The one-and-a-half-year-old husky was in the care of the San Diego Department of Animal Services in Carlsbad, California, and was described as having a “quiet and mellow” temperament. While Harvey’s facial deformity didn’t bother him, it could make it difficult for him to find a home, so the family’s decision to adopt him was a heartwarming one.

Sherry Lankston of Seattle saw a social media post by humane officer Joy Ollinger about Harvey and fell in love with him, despite the fact that he was located 2,600 miles away from her home. She decided to make the road trip to San Diego to meet him, even amidst a winter storm that hit Southern California. Sherry and her family knew there was no guarantee that Harvey would still be available for adoption by the time they arrived, but thankfully, he was still there waiting for them.

Harvey’s crooked smile made him all the more endearing, and Joy believes that animals with disabilities or deformities are just as worthy of love as any other animal. Harvey’s happy demeanor and the love he received from his new family is proof of that. The family’s dedication to adopting Harvey shows that even though it can be difficult for different-looking dogs to find homes, there are still people out there who are willing to go the extra mile to give them the love and care they deserve. We are so happy that Harvey found a loving home and wish him all the best. ..>>RELATED POST: Last dog left in shelter finally gets adopted, smiles when he realizes he’s home

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