Betty first came to us at Decatur Animal Care July 25th, 2008. Her “mom,” Karen Thomas, found this six year old matted up baby abandoned on the streets. Her sweet brown eyes and tender spirit quickly inspired a friendship and lifetime bond. As with many stray animals, Betty’s previous years of neglect contributed to the long-term health issues she would face in the future. With proper Veterinary care and a nurturing loving home, Betty was able to live a happy and healthy life until the end of her battle with heart disease on April 5th, 2014 at the age of 12. In the final months of her life, she required daily visits to the clinic to receive fluids from what came to be known as “Betty’s Bag”. Her determined spirit and loving bond with humans kept her going until the end and reminded us all of the incredible love and journey we take with our animals. We loved her as our own at Decatur Animal Care and believe that every stray animal deserves the chance and care necessary to be able to live a meaningful life. The Betty’s Bag fund is our commitment to the spirits of all the animals we’ve had to say goodbye to in the hopes that their spirits live on in the stray animals we are able to save, stabilize and care for as they begin their journey to new homes and families. Please consider a donation today.
Betty’s Bag is a non-profit donation account set up at Decatur Animal Care to help stray animals get the medical care they deserve. 100% of donations received go toward helping strays that are brought into Decatur Animal Care. Please donate today by calling 256-340-9323. We accept donations through the mail, Visa, MasterCard, or debit card over the phone. You can also come by the office to make a donation. Contributions to this fund do not qualify as a charitable deduction, but do make a significant difference in the lives of the animals we love and protect. Use of the funds donated to Betty’s Bag is at the discretion of our veterinary staff.