Hops and Harley offers fun, helps dogs get out of mills

Coloradoan staff 7:30 p.m. MDT June 26, 2014

Harley the Chihuahua is the face of the Harley and Hops fundraiser this weekend in Berthoud. (Photo: Courtesy of City Star Brewing )

The Hops and Harley fundraiser this weekend in Berthoud is a chance to help retrieve animals from life in puppy mills.
Harley the Chihuahua is the face of the event, having spent 10 years living in a small cage in a puppy mills until he was rescued and found a loving home, according to a news release.
City Star Brewing will serve beer and host live music, food trucks, a silent auction, face painting and a photo booth from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Fickel Park, Seventh and Colorado Highway 56 in downtown Berthoud. Harley will be there, too, along with other dogs from puppy mills.
For more information about the event, visit http://citystarbrewing.com/events/hopsandharley.
All proceeds from the event will go to National Mill Dog Rescue.
Read Harley’s story at www.facebook.com/harleyfreighttraintaylor. The campaign, “Harley to the Rescue,” has raised more than $150,000 for National Mill Dog Rescue.
National Mill Dog Rescue aims to save dogs and educate the public about the commercial dog breeding industry. Located near Colorado Springs, they have a network of foster homes all across the Colorado Front Range, and they adopt dogs nationwide. Visit their website at http://milldogrescue.org/.
City Star Brewing opened two years ago and won gold and bronze medals at the Great American Beer Fest in August.
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