Betty, a five-year-old petite Labrador Retriever mix, sat on the shelf at the Mercer County Animal Shelter in West Virginia just like a box of Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper. This was not good. The shelf life of black dogs in rural county pounds is short. Betty’s use-by date loomed over her like a price reduction sticker that no one looked at twice. Adding insult to injury, Betty didn’t get to help herself to any hamburger!

Impounded on February 14th as a stray, Betty (known as Cho at the shelter) had a non-contagious skin infection which diverted attention from her expressive eyes, sweet nature and popularity with the shelter dogs and cats. Before a week was up RADAR offered to assist with Betty’s vetting expenses when we saw her sad defeated face. An offer from RADAR is like a coupon for a big discount on a wanted item that you can’t afford. Pet Helpers, a rescue in West Virginia, took advantage of the offer and pulled the little black beauty out of the high-kill shelter on March 20th.

Betty got vetted on March 30th and began treatment for her skin condition. Betty’s foster mom reports that she has some separation anxiety and needs beefing-up on her indoor/outdoor doggy manners. But so far, Betty has all the makings of being an A-1 pet! Click here to view more photos of Betty.

RADAR paid all of Betty’s initial vetting and skin treatment costs, totaling $154.

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:

Black Dog Fund; Tina Muncy; Anitra Gordy; Sherry Hutchison

Added on June 9, 2015.

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