At 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 19, 2019 at SPCA Cincinnati Sharonville, 11900 Conrey Road, the courageous pup Harland was adopted by an incredibly brave young man, 19-year-old Drew Allen of Colerain Township. Harland and Drew both have compelling stories of survival, and the SPCA Cincinnati has made it a priority that they stick together and continue to find hope in each other!

Many will remember a story from November 2018, where Drew was struck by a vehicle while crossing Springdale Road. He incurred massive life-threatening injuries: traumatic brain, heart, lung, and kidney damage. The accident happened only 11 days after the burial of Drew’s younger brother, Brody Allen, who passed from a rare brain cancer at just 2 years of age. Rooted in faith, Drew’s family gathered by his side to see him through the greatest trial of his life. With tremendous community support and the love of Drew’s family rallying behind him, Drew is stable today. His father Todd recently sought out to bring new joy & life to his son by searching for the perfect companion to adopt. The SPCA Cincinnati’s Senior Operations Manager, Denise Jones, stepped in to approve one of the most deserving adoptions of the year.

Harland has also been fighting bravely over the last few weeks after being placed in a garbage bag and tossed onto a Mt. Healthy, Ohio road when he was only 8 weeks old. His first critical care was provided by the Care Center where they discovered that he sustained serious injuries, leaving him with at least one leg that cannot be saved. Harland is currently receiving specialized treatment at the Animal Care Center of Fairfield, a valued community partner of SPCA Cincinnati. He is strong, determined, and so very loving to everyone he meets, even after all he’s been through!

Help us celebrate second chances with these phenomenal survivors! If you would like to give hope to animals fighting for a second chance, in honor of Drew and Harland, please donate below. Thank you!!

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