Omid, a dog who survived on his own without care on the streets of Tehran, Iran, for several years, was brought to the U.S. two weeks ago with help from a shelter volunteer's social media campaign. He's also in need of a new home!
Omid, who is paralyzed, was found left to die on the side of the road in Tehran. His back was broken, most likely from being hit by a car.
The fact that he survived for so long without care has earned Omid the name "Miracle Dog." Omid now uses a device like a wheelchair to get around.
A couple in Tehran rescued Omid and brought him to VAFA Animal Shelter, one of Iran's only dog shelters.
"If we didn't rescue this dog, he'd be dead," said Sheyda Ardalan, one of Vafa's volunteers.
Ardalan started a social media campaign aimed at bringing Omid to the U.S.
A photo of Omid on Facebook caught the eye of a local woman visiting Iran. The woman flew with Omid to Dulles International Airport two weeks ago.
For now, Omid is still getting acquainted with his new surroundings and adjusting to life off the streets in foster care.
If you are interested in adopting Omid, please email Sara Trab Nielsen at: email@example.com.
If you'd like to donate money to help Omid, please visit this site: Omid the Miracle Dog