Who is Betty?
"Betty" is an adorable 2 year old Golden Retriever mix that
lived on her own. The biggest strike against her was the fact that she was not spayed. What happened to
most other pups was a tragedy, most did not make it. It wasn't until
Animal Compassion Network became involved that this cruel and vicious
cycle stopped. "Betty's" last litter of 8 pups was rescued from
the mud underneath a trailer and put in a foster home. "Betty"
was rescued, received medical treatment, spayed and put in rehabilitation.
Where is Betty now?
"Betty" now has a wonderful loving family and
life long home. All of her puppies, from her last litter, were adopted to
carefully screened homes.
What is the Betty Fund?
The costs of this one rescue are staggering.
"Betty" and her 8 pups cost hundreds in medical, food and care. There is a
way to stop this vicious cycle. In 2000, Animal Compassion Network started
the Betty Fund. A fund whose sole purpose is to provide money for spaying
or neutering. Imagine the effects of just one animal not
"fixed", this animal could produce 3 litters a year! In a short
time this one animal could produce enough offspring to overwhelm any shelter in Western
North Carolina! The scary part is that there are thousands of "Bettys"
out there begging for help Since 2000, 369 dogs and cats have been
spayed/neutered with money from this fund. That's a potential of over
70,000 unwanted births in one year!
Betty (top). Betty with Jordan-her new
brother (right middle). Ali (left) and Katie (right)-two of Betty's pups.
The Betty Fund targets the people
of Western North Carolina who are economically disadvantaged,
elderly, disabled, handicapped, or otherwise indigent. The
surgeries are offered free of charge or at significantly reduced
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The Betty Fund is funded with
grants and donations from private individuals. Won't you please
consider answering their plea. Any gift will help, but for only
$45, an animal can be spayed or neutered through the network. All
gifts are tax deductible as Animal Compassion Network is a 501(c) Nonprofit organization. Thank You For Caring!!!!
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Or you can send your gift to:
Animal Compassion Network
Attn: Betty Fund
PO Box 1704
Skyland, NC 28776
Following are some other
resources for no or low cost spay/neuter options
The Asheville Humane Society
72 Lee's Creek Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
Call for an application and to see if funds are available.
(Local to Buncombe County
Alliance Spay and Neuter Clinic
231 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801
Offers low cost spay/neuter. Call
for current prices.
(Local to Western NC and upstate SC)
Animal Compassion Network Low Cost Vaccination Clinics
PO Box 1704,
Skyland, NC 28776
Offers $35 spay/neuter vouchers at their vaccination clinics.
Payment is required upon receipt of the voucher. You make the
appointment at your convenience (surgeries done at the Humane
Alliance Spay and Neuter Clinic). Vaccination clinics are
typically held bi-monthly.
(Local to Buncombe and
Low cost spay/neuter resource.
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