Shelter Helping Heartworm-Positive Beagle Heal, Asking People to Consider Donating

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter is looking for someone to adopt Betsy, a beagle recently rescued from an overcrowded Kentucky shelter.

Betsy arrived in New Jersey, and the shelter went to work to get her the help she needed. Betsy was found to be heartworm positive, and was suffering from malnutrition, digestive issues and an upper respiratory infection.

Once Betsy arrived, shelter staff and volunteers provided the beagle with proper nutrition, medication and love. Also pregnant, Betsy's six puppies were born healthy.

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Betsy is currently in a foster home with her puppies, and the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter is committed to helping Betsy heal and find her a home.

Once the puppies are weaned, Betsy will begin her heartworm treatment, and, in addition to the medical bills to treat her emaciated condition when she arrived, she and the six puppies will be spayed/neutered and vaccinated before they are ready for adoption.

The costs for all this work, according to the shelter, will run in the thousands. The shelter is asking people to consider donating toward the care and treatment of the puppies.

For more information, call the shelter at 908-725-0308, or email somersetregionalanimalshelter@aol.com. The shelter is on Commons Way, in Bridgewater.

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