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Saving a chubby senior named 'Betty'

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Since Oct. 30, things looked rather dismal for a portly senior dog named "Betty," who was locked away at the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control facility in Baldwin Park, Calif.

The dog, who appeared to have had an owner in the not-too-distant past, was sitting alone at the facility day after day...nobody had come to reclaim her, nobody had stepped forward to adopt her and her time was running short.

That all changed yesterday when No Stray Left Behind came to Betty's rescue.

The rescue organization shared the good news with their Facebook followers on Thursday evening:

Betty, the 11 year old senior from the Baldwin Park shelter, is safe. She has been at the shelter since 10/30/13 but tonight will sleep in a warm bed. Here is her freedom picture. Fostering saves lives!!!

Truer words could not be spoken...fostering saves lives. Rescue agencies want to help every dog, but in order to do that, they need people who are willing to open their home to foster.

If you have never considered fostering in the past, please give it a is definitely a worthwhile endeavor.

Prior story about Betty here.

Find No Stray Left Behind on Facebook here.

Continue reading: Meet the team that helped to save Bubbles' life

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