Betty Boop was a cartoon character, and now we have the canine character Betty Pibble! This one to two-year-old Pit Bull mix arrived at the Chester County Animal Care & Control shelter in South Carolina way back on September 1st. We don’t how she ended up at the shelter, but we do know that she was very thin and heartworm positive. The combination of being a Pit Bull mix and heartworm positive was a real handicap for Betty.
Despite networking efforts, the weeks passed by with no adopter or rescue interest for Betty. On October 9th, RADAR was asked to help. That same day, RADAR provided an offer to assist with her heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take Betty. But still there was still no interest. Weeks turned into months, and the holidays came and went, and Betty lingered on. By year’s end, Betty was on the shelter’s urgent list.
Finally, on January 22nd, South of the Bully Rescue in North Carolina agreed to take Betty! She had her heartworm treatment done on February 5th. Betty was described to us this way: “She is great with people and dogs. She is even-tempered and very gentle. Betty is a beautiful, sweet girl!” Click here to see more photos of Betty.
RADAR paid all $200 of Betty’s heartworm treatment costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Betty have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Betty has been adopted!
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 Betty:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Bonnie Mathias; Diana Berkstresser
Added on February 8, 2014.