Betty was saved by Rescue: Heaven Can Wait Rescue – NY. Thank you to all who shared her story!
Heartbreaking owner surrender story. Betty was born at home and lived with her family and her mother for two years. Now she is at a kill shelter in New York City’s Animal Care and Control and about to die.
Her owner brought her in and said she couldn’t keep Betty because of personal problems. This is where people need to have some compassion. The owner did not dump her on a street corner. She brought her to the shelter and stayed with Betty. After telling the workers all about Betty, she helped them scan her, check her over and putting her into a kennel to help Betty with the transition. We don’t know how difficult this may have been for someone forced to give up their dog in trying circumstances. Please, let’s concentrate on saving Betty’s life instead of trashing the owner.
Betty was well cared for. Her coat gleams and her tail never stops wagging. Like many family dogs, she is stressed in the shelter environment and was frightened at first when volunteers came to walk her. But she quickly warms up and the two videos on her website show her wagging her tail and smiling at the volunteer. She takes treats gently and sits immediately when asked.
Betty is only two years old. She has only lived with her family but there were two children there and she was great with them. They were ten and twelve years old. She is generally gentle but gets playful at times. She has never bitten or scratched anyone. While she is frightened during thunderstorms, she allows people to take her food away, she doesn’t mind be touched while she’s sleeping, and she’s sweet and affectionate. She was an indoor dog and behaved well when alone in the house. Because of the upheaval in her life, Betty needs patience in getting used to new people and new circumstances. But with her great personality and upbringing, she will be a great family dog. She will appreciate the love and affection of a family.
She was surrendered at the end of June and may be killed immediately.
Information about Betty:
- ID# A1041789
- Location: Manhattan Center
- Betty’s page (with adorable pictures and video!)
- Facebook thread
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