Get ready for Betty! Picked up as a stray, Betty was brought to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on November 19th. She was found to be heartworm positive, and had to be placed in the shelter’s wing reserved for dogs who can only leave the shelter alive if they get pulled by a rescue.

Mary Lou Seymour heads up a volunteer organization called The Heart Beat Goes On; its one purpose is to save heartworm positive Aiken dogs from being put to sleep. On November 29th Mary Lou began searching for a rescue to take Betty. But she learned that on December 7th, Betty had been given a “put to sleep” date of December 9th. Mary Lou asked RADAR if we could help with the cost of Betty’s heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take this nice dog. We agreed, and the same day the local Shelter Animals Advocates committed to taking Betty! Bring on the confetti! She had her heartworm treatment on December 21st and 22nd.

Betty is a pretty, five-year-old Pit Bull mix. She is a black dog with white feet, a white bib and a white “horse’s stripe” down her nose. Betty is friendly, sweet, outgoing, affectionate and good around other dogs. She has a happy trot that sets her wiggle-butt in motion – her whole body seems to say “I’m Betty, and I’m ready!” Click here to view more photos of Betty.

RADAR paid all of Betty’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $350.

UPDATE! Betty has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Betty 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 Betty:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Diana Berkstresser

Added on January 21, 2016.

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