Santa Clarita, Calif., July 12, 2011 – Animal Behavior College (ABC) has announced that it is matching a donation to the Placer SPCA by the family of devoted supporter Betty Muegge who died peacefully at her home on January 13, 2011. Betty passionately loved dogs and dog training, and she was enrolled in the Certified Dog Training program at ABC at the time of her passing.
Betty was a longtime friend and supporter of the Placer SPCA. Shortly before her death, she also began volunteering as a dog walker at the Placer SPCA’s Companion Animal Care Center in Roseville.
Betty’s family chose to donate the unused portion of her tuition and Animal Behavior College is matching it with a donation of $1000.00 in honor of Betty’s love of dogs, and her support of the Placer SPCA and its mission to treat every companion animal with kindness and respect.
Betty was one of over 5,900 students who have worked with shelters as part of their course of study at Animal Behavior College. “The generosity of Betty and her family is inspiring and speaks volumes about their love for animals,” said Debbie Kendrick, Vice President of Animal Behavior College.
Placer SPCA, located in Roseville, is Placer County’s source for local companion animal welfare expertise. Founded in 1973, the Placer SPCA offers programs and services for the pets and people of Placer County, including low-cost spay and neuter assistance, lost and found, volunteer opportunities, free behavior help, and many other programs.
“We are deeply appreciative of the gift of the Animal Behavior College and the family,” said Placer SPCA CEO Leilani Vierra. “We remember Betty very fondly.”