If Janis Joplin wanted to know why love is just like a ball and chain, Betty, who arrived at the shelter with a padlock and chain, could ask her owner almost the same question. Betty, a six-year-old Bully Breed mix, arrived at the Surry County Animal Control shelter in North Carolina as a stray. The date was February 27th and although she didn’t know it, Betty was on her way to better things. Betty was friendly with people and friendly with other dogs but had some barriers in her way to getting rescued. Betty was a dark-furred dog, a member of a disparaged breed and most weighty of all, she tested heartworm positive.

Mayberry 4 Paws, an organization that helps facilitate and find rescues or adopters for at-risk dogs at the Surry County shelter, asked RADAR for help with Betty’s heartworm treatment costs on March 9th. We agreed to assist and Betty had her back-to-back heartworm treatments on March 17th and 18th.

“Betty is sweet and affectionate,” her foster says. “She loves being petted and enjoys being with you. Betty likes attention and knows the ‘sit’ command. She is well-behaved inside, keeps her kennel clean and is a real gem!” Be sure to view more photos in Betty’s gallery.

RADAR paid all $400 of the heartworm treatment costs for Betty.

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); Sunday Wright Fund; Janice Hallmark; Anonymous; Lisa Spangler; Wendi LeConney; Elaine Darling; Karen Fouts

If you are interested in adopting Betty, please contact Mayberry 4 Paws.

Added on April 12, 2020.

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