One meaning of the name Ophelia is help. And help is exactly what this Ophelia needed. It was way back on June 22nd when Ophelia was found as a stray and taken to the Orangeburg County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. Being a black dog, a Bully Breed mix and heartworm positive, three to five-year-old Ophelia was in need of all the help she could get. But for seven months she lived in limbo at the shelter.
On January 25th, Imagine Pet Rescue in New York expressed interest in taking Ophelia if her heartworm treatment could be provided. The shelter support group, Friends of Orangeburg County Animal Control and Shelter, quickly turned to RADAR for help. We agreed and Ophelia at long last had rescue commitment.
Ophelia received her first heartworm treatment on March 13th. “Ophelia is a love!” we were told. “She gets along with everyone, including children and other dogs. This sweet girl is looking for her furever family!” To see more photos of Ophelia, click here. You can also view a video of Ophelia playing here.
RADAR paid all $261 of the initial heartworm treatment and medication costs for Ophelia.
UPDATE! All funds for Ophelia have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Ophelia:
If you are interested in adopting Ophelia, please contact Imagine Pet Rescue.
Added on March 26, 2017.