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Saving Sweet Bella

  • Breed: Bulldog
  • Name: Bella
  • Color: White
  • Size: Medium
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: Adult

$1,000.00 raised of $1,000.00

Yesterday I received a call about Bella a 6 year old purebred English Bulldog. I was told that the owner who is terminally ill needed to place her. Ironically that morning I had found her listed on the Internet. Her pictures were lovely and the fact that she was not spayed made me wonder why some backyard breeder had not scoffed her up. Back to the phone call. I was told, (not by the owner but a third part well-meaning person) that she was fully vaccinated, heartworm tested but not spayed. I jumped on the phone to see if our vet clinic could squeeze her in. We have a spot on transport the end of the month and this would give her time to heal.

Early this morning the pictures came in. First of little Bella curled up in the car seat. I commented that she looked thin. Then the second picture that took my breath away and that is saying a lot. Do I want to have sympathy and compassion that Bella's owner is facing the end of her life? Absolutely, yes. As a long-term Hospice volunteer I do. As a rescuer of dogs I can not find a way to justify allowing your dog to literally starve to death before your eyes. More importantly was there no one in this home who was witness to this abuse. That is what it is plain and simple, neglect and abuse.

And so, do we turn our backs and say, "We are face to the mat with debt right now. Bruzer tapped us out. We had little help with him. Now we have Bella who can not undergo surgery. She is at the vet in San Antonio being evaluated. We will ship food and vitamins, have blood work done, fecals checked and begin her vaccines. You see, Bella had not seen a vet since she was 18 months old. We have determined that she is heartworm negative. We need help.

Updates

  • We are sincerely grateful for those who have given to Bella's care. Our financial goal has been met!  Thank you.

    Bella is now in heat and has an appointment in three weeks for a spay and recheck on vitals and weight. Alyssa, her foster mom, is keeping her warm, comfortable, and safe. She's eating and gaining weight and muscle slowly. Bella is pictured here with her little pug friend - how adorable are they?  

    From all of us, thank you for giving to Bella's care. Her road to health will be a long one. We are still accepting food donations (please see the Wishlist). 

    July 27, 2018


  • 7.19.18

    Bella was examined by a veterinarian at Callahan Animal Hospital in San Antonio. We were thrilled to learn that blood work and fecal examination came back reading normal levels. This is excellent news meaning her organs are functioning properly and her blood shows no signs of disease. She was simply starved. She is currently at a foster home in Texas where she is eating several small meals a day and sleeping a lot. She has got to be exhausted as her body starts to heal. We will continue updates and post photos soon.  Please visit Bella's wish list as this will be a long journey for all of us and we need help. Thank you. 

    July 20, 2018


  • Thanks to the Pound Wishes community, Bella is enjoying her Zignature canned and kibble meals several times a day. Thank you all for caring so much for this sweet girl. Alyssa, Bella's caring foster mom, tells us she enjoys playing with the other dogs and has a lovely temperament. Sweet dreams, little Bella. 

    July 20, 2018


  • Bellas enjoying one of her daily multi meals. 

    July 20, 2018


  • Bella and her buddy.

    July 20, 2018