With his terrible skin condition, this Oscar had every reason to be a Grouch. Only a few months old, this Labrador Retriever mix arrived as a stray at the Tucker County Animal Shelter in West Virginia on October 7th. Oscar’s skin condition was so severe that he barely had any fur left and was covered with blisters. He was very itchy and clearly in pain.

Oscar was immediately taken to the vet, where he received his initial vetting and his first round of skin treatment. Shelter manager Cathy Parsons requested RADAR’s help. Several costly hoarding cases wiped out the shelter’s entire budget for the fiscal year that ends June 30th. Cathy told us that RADAR’s help was crucial to her efforts in saving Oscar.

October 29th was a very special day for Oscar. It started with a visit to the vet for another round of skin care treatment, and ended with him being adopted! As it turns out, the woman who adopted Oscar knew quite a bit about him, and had tried unsuccessfully to rescue Oscar from his previous owner in order to get him vet care. After the adopter learned that Oscar’s owner had dumped him at the shelter claiming he was a stray, she tracked Oscar down and adopted him! To see more photos of Oscar, click here.

RADAR paid all of Oscar’s initial vetting and skin care treatment costs of $158.

UPDATE! Oscar has been adopted! His new name is Gabriel!

UPDATE! All funds for Oscar 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 Oscar:

Janet Meredith; Paige Hedrick; Valerie Newton; Andrea Pyles Taylor

Added on December 30, 2013.

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