Colorado hero dog in contest to have image on Frontier plane
BERTHOUD, Colo. — A dog from northern Colorado that brought attention to puppy mills and recently died is part of a campaign to get its image on the tail of a Frontier Airlines plane.
Harley the Chihuahua was a spokesdog for the National Mill Dog Rescue. He was named the American Human Association‘s 2015 American Hero Dog after spending his first 10 years living in a small cage in a puppy mill.
Dan and Rudi Taylor of Berthoud adopted Harley, who had a fused spine, deformed legs and was missing an eye as the result of being power washed inside his cage.
Nearly five years later, he was on social media as the spokesdog for the National Mill Dog Rescue with a campaign to raise money to save puppy mill dogs.
Harley died on March 20, “peacefully surrounded by the love of his mom and dad.”
As an effort to keep Harley’s crusade alive, a campaign has started to get his image on the tail of a Frontier plane.
Voting is underway on Frontier’s website for a new mascot to be featured on an Airbus 320. The winning mascot’s organization, in Harley’s case it’s the National Mill Dog Rescue, will receive 20 round-trip tickets valued at $5,000.
Individuals can vote once a day until the contest ends.