When Betsy arrived as a stray on November 1st, the staff at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina were all excited. Unlike most strays entering the shelter, Betsy had a microchip. The staff couldn’t wait to contact her family, so that they could claim her. Sadly, and despite repeatedly leaving phone messages, there was no response. So Betsy, a one to two-year-old Bully Breed blend who tested positive for heartworms, sat in the shelter for over three months with no adopter or rescue interest.
On Christmas Eve, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, visited with Betsy and 36 other dogs at the shelter. With an updated bio of Betsy and new photos, when Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania had an opening for a low-key lady on February 8th, Betsy seemed like an ideal choice. The only roadblock was finding funding for her heartworm treatment. Susan asked for our help and we agreed. Betsy had her treatment on March 6th.
This was part of Susan’s observations of Betsy during her visit: “She loves being close to humans. While out on a walk with four other dogs, she politely interacted and mixed with them all, but her real craving was to simply be near a human. She cuddled and clung closely to her new walking friend and gave her gentle facials and hugs. Very doting and gentle natured, Betsy would be perfect in a family setting with kids and other dogs, but perhaps not cats.” To see more photos of Betsy, click here.
RADAR paid all $243 of the heartworm treatment costs for Betsy.
UPDATE! All funds for Betsy have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Betsy has been adopted!
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Added on March 25, 2018.