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Weʼre raising £8,000 to Betty's Better Life

Pontefract, UK

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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

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  • Catherine Jepson2 months ago
    Catherine Jepson

    Catherine Jepson

    2 months 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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    2 months ago
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Page last updated on: 7/27/2018 12:23 PM



  • 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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