Hi, it’s me, Bethany! I’m a one to two-year-old Blue Nose Pitbull Terrier mix, and here is my story. Things were not going well for me last Fall. I was homeless and because I was not getting enough to eat, I was extremely thin. On October 17th, I was picked up by animal control and taken to the local doggie homeless shelter run by the Darlington County Humane Society in South Carolina. The good news was that not only was I now getting regular meals, but even extra meals! The bad news was that I had heartworms, and this meant it would be a challenge for me to find an adopter or rescue, despite being told that I am very sweet and friendly.

After lingering at the shelter for over two months, I finally got some much-needed attention on Christmas Eve. That day, Susan Blakeney, a wonderful volunteer with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, visited me and 36 other dogs! She did spend some quality time with me and took many pictures. While it was not the sunniest day for our walk, I did what I could to get maximum sun exposure by stretching out on my back and wiggling in the grass! Now folks will tell you I was also looking for belly rubs, which is true, but surely feeling something soft beneath my skin was worth its weight in gold.

When Susan shared my story and photos, it wasn’t long before One Life to Live Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania offered to take me! There was just one hitch: the cost of my heartworm treatment. Once more, Susan knew just what to do. She asked the folks at RADAR if they would help, and thanks to their loyal donors they were able to do just that. I had my heartworm treatment on January 23rd. Click here to look at more photos of me!

RADAR paid all of Bethany’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $325.

UPDATE! All funds for Bethany 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 Bethany:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Mary Harley; Susan Blakeney; Karen Dymond

If you are interested in adopting Bethany, please contact One Life to Live Rescue and Adoption.

Added on February 4, 2018.

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