Bethany had committed no felony, yet Bethany was in need of clemency. We don’t know why this two-year-old Bully Breed mix ended up at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on July 1st, but we do know that her life was on the line at this overcrowded rural high-kill shelter. Not only did Bethany’s breed mix compromise her chances for rescue, but she also tested heartworm positive. By July 5th, she was on the shelter’s urgent list.
On July 5th, Gretchen Kozen, Duplin animal advocate and RADAR liaison for the shelter, requested our help for Bethany. We provided an offer to assist with her vetting and heartworm treatment costs to encourage a rescue to take her. On July 6th, Adoption First Animal Rescue in North Carolina agreed to take Bethany! She began taking her heartworm treatment medications on July 15th, was spayed on July 25th, and then was adopted!
“Bethany is a very approachable dog,” the rescue told us, “but at first she was extremely shy. She opened up immediately with a little love and attention at her new home. She loves to give kisses to everyone and will do so until you tell her to stop! She follows her new family around their house and takes every chance she can to sneak into bed to cuddle. The adopter says that she is the quietest and sweetest dog, and was an easy addition to their home and family.” Click here to view more photos of Bethany.
RADAR paid all of Bethany’s spaying and heartworm treatment medication costs, which totaled $188.
UPDATE! All funds for Bethany have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Bethany has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Bethany:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Laura Jones; Jennifer Siegert; Diana Berkstresser
Added on August 14, 2016.