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£577raised of £8,000 target by 21 supporters

    Weʼve raised £577 to Betty's Better Life

    Pontefract, UK
    Funded on Saturday, 19th January 2019

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    Hello, I'm Betty, I'm a Boston Terrier and I am two years old. I have growth deformities in my skeleton meaning I cannot enjoy the usual joys of being able to walk properly, jump, sit properly or play with my brothers as I wish to. My femur bones have grown bowed which make it difficult for me to walk or sit comfortably. As a result my kneecaps have turned outwards to compensate for the way I have to stand. My mummy tries to keep me happy, I have a carry bag and a pushchair for when we go on long walks with my brother Borris...but I do wish I could walk like him. I cannot climb the stairs and have to navigate around the house with ramps, I also get picked up a lot but it is still uncomfortable as my legs do not bend in the right way. I have had a CT scan to determine the problem and the specialist says he can fix me by cutting chunks of bone from my femurs to straighten them up and then straightening my kneecaps. Unfortunately both of my legs need surgery and my mummy needs help in order to enable me to have a better quality of life. Because my condition is genetic, the insurance company won't pay out which means I am doing the best I can to get by for now. My condition also affects my appetite, most days I don't feel like eating and my mummy has to feed me through a syringe, I used to weigh 4.8kg and now I only weigh 3.15kg as the pain has gotten worse as I have gotten older. We would really appreciate any help towards the surgery, to enable me to have a pain free, comfortable life. Please help us if you can...x



    • Catherine Jepson1 year ago
      Catherine Jepson

      Catherine Jepson

      1 year ago

      Hello everyone! What an amazing start we are having, we are getting close to our first milestone of 10% and are overwhelmingly grateful for all of your support, it truly is warming to know so many of you wish to help us 🐾 together with the JustGiving page and our carboot and homemade treats incentive we now have £617!! Absolutely over the moon! Sending love and thanks to you all ❤️️ Betty & Team xx

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    • Catherine Jepson1 year ago
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      1 year ago
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    • Dashing Quirk

      Dashing Quirk

      Jul 27, 2018


    • Jodie Stead

      Jodie Stead

      Jul 16, 2018

      Keep up the great work you’re doing Jepson!! We 💜 you Betty 🐶💋 xxx


    • Laurie & Danny

      Laurie & Danny

      Jun 26, 2018

      Hope you raise all that you need for the little beauty! 💛💛


    • Sheryl Smith

      Sheryl Smith

      Jun 25, 2018

      Love you Betty! X


    • Lauren Heaton

      Lauren Heaton

      Jun 25, 2018

      Good luck, hope you’re doggy is on the mend soon x


    • Pippa Moore

      Pippa Moore

      Jun 25, 2018

      Best of luck! Nothing worse than seeing your puppy in pain x


    • Claire Louise

      Claire Louise

      Jun 25, 2018

      Hope you get there 😘🐶


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    Catherine Jepson

    Catherine Jepson

    Pontefract, UK

    I am a Boston Terrier mummy of three - Betty, Borris and Barney. I work at Paddling Paws Canine Hydrotherapy Centre in Pontefract and I love dogs!

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