What Homer needed was right there in his name: a Home! This approximately five-year-old Boxer-Rhodesian Ridgeback mix arrived as a stray at the Mercer County Animal Shelter in Princeton, WV, on November 28th. But nobody came for him. The weeks passed, and no rescue offered to take him. The holidays came and went, and still no rescue interest.
It was not a happy New Year for Homer at the shelter. By mid-January, the volunteers who advocate for the shelter’s animals, reported that Homer was getting depressed. And who could blame him?
These volunteers got the word out about Homer. They reported that he was a perfect and distinguished gentleman. Homer received top grades on his temperament test. He got along well with other dogs and cats. Homer was even housebroken!
When RADAR found out about Homer’s plight on January 23rd, we made an offer to cover his initial vetting costs as an incentive for a rescue to take him. A week later, a New Hampshire rescue, Canine Guardians for Life, agreed to take Homer!
Homer had his initial vetting and neutering done on February 6th. He tested negative for heartworm. Homer is in a temporary foster home while he awaits his transport to New Hampshire. To view more photos of Homer, click here.
RADAR has paid Homer’s initial vetting and neutering costs of $168.
UPDATE! Homer has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Homer have been raised! Thank you!
If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Homer:
Dorian Edwin; Judith Apy; Diana Berkstresser
Added on February 7, 2013.