Most Heartwarming Story Winner for Week Seven of ‘Iams Home 4 the Holidays’

Time for those heart strings to sing! Here is this week’s ‘Most Heartwarming Story’ from Iams Home 4 the Holidays! Each Thursday Helen Woodward Animal Center announces the weekly winner of that week’s ‘Most Heartwarming Story’ from Iams Home 4 the Holidays! Animal welfare organizations from around the world are working together to find loving homes for 1.5 million orphaned animals this holiday season.

This week’s winner comes from Blount County Humane Society! Homer was a abandoned far, far in the country and was bit by a rattlesnake! How did he survive?

“Homer, a pure Jack Russell Terrier, was adopted on November 11, 2011, and here is his story.

This little guy was picked up on Caryville Mountain (in a very remote place) by a wonderful gal named Karen. She found him running up to every car he saw, hoping to be taken in. It was so remote that Karen felt sure he had been dumped.

When Karen stopped and opened her door he jumped right in her car. While she looked at Homer, she noticed the entire side of his face was swollen — come to find out later he’d been bitten by a snake!

Sadly, the vet said he didn’t have much longer to live. But Karen is a foster animal parent and she doctored him back to health!

Blount County Humane Society (BCHS) then altered him, gave him a lot of love and care and a name to fit him. Homer then thrived in his foster home where he met young children, cats and dog and was a very happy little guy!

Homer was then adopted by a wonderful family who wanted to make him a therapy dog, as well as have him as their lifelong companion.

They were going to go to a breeder for their new family addition but decided to try animal rescue and were thrilled to adopt him!”

Thank you, Blount County Humane Society!

Remember: each week we choose a heartwarming story and that organization or rescue will be in the running for a $500 prize at the end of the campaign!

If you are an animal welfare facility or rescue, you can join Iams Home 4 the Holidays, too! Click here to find more information.

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