Senior Pet Project: Betty White

Betty White, a 12-year-old Maltese-cross, who entered the Home in March, is the epitome of the seniors who need the special care that is provided by The Senior Pet Project.  Betty, a tottering old girl was brought in as a stray.  Her fur was dirty and matted, and her breath was putrid.  Our vet team performed a health assessment and it was clear by Betty’s neglected state that she hadn’t been to a vet in a very long time, if at all.  We did have contact with her owners, and they did not want Betty back so she came into our care.

The treatment plan was quickly developed and set into action.  Betty underwent major dental work, resulting in the extraction of most of her teeth. She had surgery for the removal of numerous mammary tumours.  She also had a complete shave as the knotting of her coat was so extensive it had to be cut back to her skin. What emerged may not have been the prettiest girl, at least not yet, but Betty had a new leash on life and was alert, friendly and energetic.

Betty enjoyed three weeks at the Home.  She was our much loved office dog and spent the days greeting all our visitors.  Until one day a very special group of visitors came, Lucy and Kelly, and their roommate Ami.  The trio instantly fell in love with our Betty White and adopted her that day.

With your support we are looking to raise $100,000 by 30 June to fund the Senior Pet Project for the next 12 months, enabling us to provide the seniors with the much needed care to set them up for success in their twilight years.  Donate now to support the Senior Pet Project.

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