Sadly, the heartbreak of heartworms and the toll it took on Opal turns this story into an elegy for Opal. Five years old and a Boxer blend, Opal arrived as a stray at the Allendale County Animal Shelter in South Carolina May 29th. It was bad enough for Opal to be in a small rural shelter, but all the worse for her rescue or adopter prospects when she tested positive for heartworms.

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