The name Omar means “life,” which is fitting for this Omar, since he’s the life of the party! A one to two-year-old Lab mix, he arrived at the Darlington County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on July 14th as a stray. He was a little nervous by his new surroundings at first, but it didn’t take long for him to turn into a social butterfly! There was some bad news, though. Omar tested positive for heartworm disease, which put him at risk.
On October 16th, Worthy Dog Rescue in Arlington, Virginia, expressed interest in pulling Omar if his heartworm treatment could be covered. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, asked RADAR for help. We agreed to assist, and Omar received his treatment on October 31st.
Folks at the shelter said that Omar is friendly and social, and that he enjoys the little things in life. He loves spending time with people and he likes to relax and enjoy his freedom. Susan also said this about him: “Omar was my buddy for part of the day at a festival and he was a delightful guy. He was a magnet for the little people and he enjoyed the interaction. He was polite and did well interacting with the other doggies. He enjoyed lap time and loved being petted, and getting treats. He made a habit of helping himself to the treat bag!” To see more photos of Omar, click here.
RADAR paid all $226 of the heartworm treatment costs for Omar.
UPDATE! All funds for Omar have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Omar has been adopted!
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Added on November 19, 2017.