While there is never a good time for a dog to be in a shelter, Betsy’s arrival as a stray at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on September 7th was the very worst time. The shelter was going to be closed for two weeks for repairs. Any dogs still there on September 9th would be euthanized. So the pressure was on to quickly find a rescue for Betsy, a three-year-old Cocker Spaniel-Beagle mix. Complicating matters, Betsy tested heartworm positive.

The shelter volunteers know Marlianne Midyette and her Love Mutts Rescue in North Carolina very well. They immediately called Marlianne and told her, “Betsy is a Love Mutts dog!” Marlianne wanted to help, so she sent us an urgent request for our help with Betsy. We agreed to assist and Betsy was safe, and it was still September 7th! Her initial vetting and spay took place on September 12th, which is also when she began her heartworm treatment.

“Betsy’s foster is in love with her!” Marlianne shared with us. “Betsy is a little sweetheart. Folks at the shelter were so taken by Betsy, that they said if Betsy had been their dog, they would have been heartbroken and frantically searching for her. She is that special!” She loves to spend time sniffing outside, but will come running into the house and jump right up on the couch! Click here to view more photos of Betsy.

RADAR paid $200 towards Betsy’s initial vetting, spaying and heartworm treatment medication costs.

UPDATE! All funds for Betsy have been raised! Thank you!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Betsy has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Betsy:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Elaine & Tom Darling; Karolay Aldave; Anonymous; Shamond Baker

Added on October 2, 2016.

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