For this Kentucky dog we’re updating “My Old Kentucky Home” to “Our Young Kentucky Homer!” Approximately 18 months old, this Dutch Shepherd-Whippet mix arrived as a stray at the Rowan County Animal Shelter in Kentucky on July 5th. Poor Homer had no adopter or rescue interest all through the summer. With the shelter at capacity and Homer out of time, STAR (Saving the Animals of Rowan) took Homer on September 23rd.
It has been a trying time for STAR, with many dogs in need of costly vet treatment, including all 23 dogs from a recent hoarding case. To help, RADAR offered to cover all the costs for STAR’s dogs participating in the Morehead State University Veterinary Technology Program (MSU-VTP) for September. Once a month several STAR dogs get a week of vet care and treatment at a greatly reduced cost. Homer was among the STAR dogs at MSU-VTP the week of September 23rd.
For the amazingly low price of $65, Homer received all of his initial vetting, was neutered and got a full week of vet care and attention! Luckily, he tested heartworm negative. MSU-VTP reported this to us: “Homer is a well behaved and good dog!” STAR had this to share: “Homer’s photos don’t do him justice. He is a very handsome boy! He is also friendly, and somewhat submissive. He walks great on leash too!” To view more photos of Homer, click here.
RADAR paid all of Homer’s veterinary care and neutering costs of $65.
UPDATE! All funds for Homer have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Homer has been adopted!
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:
Linda Hoffecker; Elizabeth Lavoie
Added on October 7, 2013.