Betsy’s Last Litter

January 30, 2012  

A mama pit bull becomes a voice against backyard breeding with her popular puppy cam

By Beth LaBauve

It’s been a rough journey for Mama Betsy. While in her final stage of pregnancy, the sweet pit bull was discarded and dumped at animal control. With shelters over capacity, Mama Betsy’s time ran out. That’s when Animal Action Rescue, an Atlanta-based organization, stepped in and saved Mama Betsy.

I’m a very active foster home for Animal Action Rescue. I typically foster pit bulls, with a few kittens and other dog breeds mixed in. Of course, I have lots of friends who rescue as well. One night while I was browsing Facebook, a friend of mine cross-posted a picture of a very pregnant pit bull at animal control. It was marked urgent. I thought she was beautiful, but knew I would be crazy to even think about fostering a pregnant dog. The very next day I heard that an animal hoarder/backyard breeder had passed away and that over 40 dogs were being brought to the same shelter that Betsy was at. I knew right then that I had to go get her out.

It was clear from her body’s condition that Betsy had been used as a backyard breeding dog and forced to deliver many litters of puppies. The fly bite scars on her ears revealed the cruel life of a dog kept outdoors in the Georgia heat.

Betsy settled into her foster home and discovered the comforts of bedding, warmth and loving human contact. She was taken to the vet for medical care. Betsy was healthy. An examination revealed she would likely give birth to five pups.

After about nine days in her foster home, Betsy’s labor began. Twenty-seven hours later, Betsy had given birth to 11 puppies, not five! Betsy’s births were aired live over the Internet where Mama B and her last 11 puppies became famous overnight. Fans continue to tune in daily for their puppy fix and to check on super Mama Betsy. She is a loving mom who cares for each of her pups. Mama Betsy and her 11 puppies will be spayed, neutered and available for adoptions to loving homes. (Please contact [email protected] for more information.)

Betsy’s mission is to stop backyard breeding and promote spaying and neutering! She is an advocate and voice for pit bulls everywhere. Please join the Betsy and Pups Facebook page for daily updates and watch the Betsy-Puppy Cam.

Editor’s Note: Beth LaBauve’s two dogs were featured on StubbyDog in the article: Pit Bull Mother Hens

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Comments

11 Responses to “Betsy’s Last Litter”
  1. They are so cute and Betsy is beautiful. Please keep us posted on their progress.

  2. In_repair says:

    I have been one of those who have been spellbound by Betsy and her pups. I want to say Thank you for the angels who are giving her a chance at a new life ( not to mention her 11 pups).

  3. BaltimoreGal says:

    I’ve been following this story and am glad to see it featured here on StubbyDog. Poor Betsy!

  4. IngridEsselen says:

    OMG, what adorable photo’s and so amazing that Betsy has survived her “hell on earth” and is now a proud mama of all these 11 gorgeous babies!!!!!!!!!!! Praying for all the little one’s to find loving FUREVER homes, and that Betsy also finds her PURRFECT home.

    @Romanbutterfly

  5. IngridEsselen says:

    OMG, what adorable photo’s and so amazing that Betsy has survived her “hell on earth” and is now a proud mama of all these 11 gorgeous babies!!!!!!!!!!! Praying for all the little one’s to find loving FUREVER homes, and that Betsy also finds her PURRFECT home.

  6. Iluvmypibble says:

    FABULOUS ARTICLE, Fabulous dog, fabulous people…FABULOUS MISSION!

  7. millermorgan says:

    Momma Betsy has such soft, gentle eyes. Thank you tons, foster mom, for taking Betsy and her babies in.

  8. Judithg says:

    These babies are beautiful and momma is the best! I am so thankful for Stubby Dog and that the message is spreading about pibbles!