Homer’s odyssey began with the classic picture of a wandering dog. It wasn’t an epic, but it wasn’t a picnic either. Homer is a two to three-year-old Bulldog mix who was impounded at the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on November 23rd. At the shelter he tested positive for heartworms. He was remanded to the shelter’s “death row” wing – no home for Homer.
Mary Lou Seymour heads up The Heart Beat Goes On program. She’s like a goddess who favors the strays, the lost and the homeless. On December 4th, Mary Lou turned her powers to finding a rescue for Homer. On December 13th, she sent a distress signal, that Homer had been given a euthanasia date of December 16th. Any time after that date Homer could be put to sleep. Mary Lou asked RADAR for help. If we could assist with the cost of Homer’s heartworm treatment, the local Shelter Animals Advocates would pull Homer. We agreed, and Homer was safe! He received his heartworm treatment on December 21st and 22nd.
Homer is a well-liked dog. He has a nice cheerful temperament and good manners, including house etiquette. He’s easygoing, friendly, and just wants to be someone’s “home boy.” To see more photos of Homer, click here.
RADAR paid $300 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Homer.
UPDATE! All funds for Homer have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Homer has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Homer:
Added on January 6, 2016.