About Harley’s Hope
We believe that love is unconditional. People and pets deserve to be together, even when, and especially when, times are tough.
The bond we share
Harley’s Hope Foundation was created in the summer of 2010 following the loss of David and Cynthia Bullock’s dog, Harley, to cancer. The Bullocks, who took Harley through several months of chemotherapy in an effort to save her life, realized that many people don’t have the financial means to do everything they can for their companion animals. They decided to honor Harley’s memory by creating an organization to help pets and their people deal with unexpected hardships – Harley’s Hope Foundation.
Harley’s Hope Foundation was created on the premise that no companion or service animal should suffer needlessly, and that the bond between human and animal should be preserved and protected in the face of life’s challenges. Our foundation’s ambition is to provide a holistic and prevention-based approach to alleviate animal hardship and to establish ourselves as proactive leaders in the welfare of animals and the human lives they impact.
Our purpose is to ensure low income pet parents and their companion or service animals remain together when issues arise. The goal in doing so is to prevent at-risk animals from being surrendered or falling victim to euthanasia for treatable conditions and behaviors.
Part of a larger safety net
Harley’s Hope Foundation is a proud participant of the Shelter Animals Count effort to accurately track animals helped throughout the country. While what we do is very different than rescues and shelters, we feel very strongly that safety net agencies like HHF play a vital role in saving lives and reducing the number of animals being euthanized or surrendered due to treatable conditions and behaviors.
The people behind Harley's Hope
Board of Directors
Director of Communications
Pet Care Coordinator
Client Care Coordinator
Who we’ve helped
Harley’s Hope Foundation (HHF) tracks the effectiveness of our services via follow up with clients immediately after we’ve assisted and at 6 months post-assistance. We currently have a 92% retention rate, meaning 92% of client animals receiving major services are still alive and in their original homes six months after HHF assisted.
Total animals served through all programs
Major/Emergency Veterinary Cases
Animals cared for in Emergency Foster Program
Animals received preventative care through clinics
Harley's Hope is a member of the following organizations:
Every companion animal is special in their own way. Harley was personality plus – confiscating shoes and hiding them, stealing cat food whenever she could, and vocalizing with sounds that caused us to dub her our pet moose. She enjoyed daily walks around the block with her mom, and was so jealous when the neighbor’s horse received apple slices, that she begged to share the horses’ apple, even though she wouldn’t touch one at home.
Do you have a Harley in your life? Can you imagine losing a family member knowing there was more that could have been done? The human-animal bond is a powerful connection that should not be broken when other options are available. Please help us keep pets in their homes where they belong. Visit our donations page and make a gift today that may save a life tomorrow!