“We were visiting the property in May, and in the far back corner, I see this tiny little husky looking completely scared,” Rachel Hinman, a U.S. volunteer for Harbin SHS, told The Dodo. “I tried reaching out, and she just sat there. We had no idea where she came from, but she was not doing well.”
When Hinman and the other rescuers picked Harriet up, they could fully see the extent of the neglect she’d been through. Her fur was thick and matted with feces, disguising a horribly thin and bony frame. She was so small that they thought she might be a miniature husky.