Betty Fund Donation
Betty with her new
ACN’s spay/neuter voucher program is designed to help end the euthanasia of healthy animals by stopping pet overpopulation at its source. Since the program began, ACN has assisted in the spaying or neutering of more than 10,000 Western North Carolina cats and dogs.
ACN’s spay/neuter program — known as the Betty Fund — was established in 2000 in honor of a two-year-old stray Golden Retriever mix. Betty gave birth to 18 puppies in just one year. It wasn't until Animal Compassion Network became involved that this terrible cycle stopped. Betty's last litter of eight pups was rescued from the mud underneath a trailer and put into a foster home. Betty was rescued, spayed, and put into rehabilitation. Betty and all of her puppies were eventually adopted into loving homes. ACN started the Betty Fund in order to prevent more cases like Betty’s.
The Betty Fund pays all or most of the entire cost of the spay/neuter surgery for pets belonging to families in need. “The demand on the Betty Fund is at an all-time high and we need your help to raise enough funding to spay or neuter every pet of every family that cannot afford to pay for the surgery themselves. This assistance makes a tremendous impact on diminishing the number of litters filling our shelters,” says Eileen Bouressa, ACN’s Executive Director.
After ten years, The Betty Fund is still just as important as it was on its inception in 2000. This September, someone walked into a shelter with a nine-year-old dog and her five newborn puppies. It was immediately clear that this neglected beagle mom had spent her whole life giving birth to unplanned puppies. Fortunately, ACN was at the shelter when this little family arrived, and Helen and her surviving puppies were immediately transferred to an ACN foster home. “Not all are as lucky as Helen and her pups. For them, we must break this cycle,” said Bouressa.
The Betty Fund is supported with grants and donations from individuals like you. Please help us to help dogs like Betty. Any amount is appreciated, but for only $45, a pet can be spayed or neutered through ACN.
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