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The Spirit of an East Tennessee Dog Lives On

By Tina Martinez

Betsy’s story is like that of so many East Tennessee dogs. She loved the outdoors. She would often join her owner, Jay Clark, on his duck-hunting adventures and backpacking trips. And although she had battled arthritis for many years, her favorite thing to do was to swim alongside his boat, especially in the Elk River.

But five months ago, Betsy’s life was claimed by cancer, a disease that no family is ever prepared for. This disease is one that touches many of us – that is why Betsy’s forever companions, Stacy and Jay Clark, have teamed up with Morris Animal Foundation and PetSafe to raise awareness about canine cancer. By sharing their story, they hope to help find a cure for this horrible disease.

Read the full story featured in Everything Knoxville here.

The Clarks invite you to join them as they take a stand against canine cancer at the PetSafe K9 Cancer Walk on Sunday, September 23, at the Cove at Concord Park. The event will benefit Morris Animal Foundation, the global leader in funding research to help prevent, treat, and cure cancer in dogs.

Additional details can be found at

Posted by MAF on September 5, 2012.

Categories: Canine cancer , K9 Cancer walks


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