Betty, originally named Beth, arrived at the Columbus County Animal Shelter in North Carolina as a stray on May 30th. Both names are derived from the name Elizabeth, which means “my God is abundance.” But Betty had not had a good life of abundance. This three-year-old Labrador Retriever mix had obviously been bred time and time again. She had flystrike, a painful condition caused by flies laying eggs on her ears. The one thing Betty did have in abundance was heartworms, and they not only threatened her health but threatened her chances of finding an adopter or rescue.
On July 14th, Madi Joselyn of the Burlington County Animal Alliance (BCAA) of New Jersey contacted RADAR. BCAA wanted our help so they could rescue Betty. Could we assist with her heartworm treatment costs? We could, thanks to our generous donors. Betty had her heartworm treatment on August 27th.
Betty may have some Chow Chow in her as she is built like one and has a black tongue. “She is a super sweet and very affectionate dog,” we were told, “who wants to crawl into your lap. So submissive when we did her heartworm injection she was just flat on the floor!” To see more photos of Betty, click here.
RADAR paid all $320 of the heartworm treatment costs for Betty.
UPDATE! Betty has been adopted!
Please help us cover our costs of helping Betty by contributing to her Fund today!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Betty:
Added on September 29, 2019.