Bel Aire is one of our hospice bulldogs that is new to rescue and needing care for her remaining time with her family. We don't know a lot about her except that she is most likely a ‘stray bulldog' that someone else didn't want because of her old age. Maybe they got rid of her because she could no longer produce puppies. Maybe after years of neglect, it was going to cost more to fix her problems than the owners could afford. No one will know the real story or background on Bel Aire since her owners never came looking for her at the shelter.
Bel Aire's puppy cuteness wore off a long time ago and now she is a ‘grandy bulldog' that is somewhere between 10 and 11 years old. He owners missed the opportunities to help fix her medical issues several years ago when she could better withstand surgeries to fix her eye cataracts, deep clean her ears and remove a bulging tumor in her ear. The tumor itself has developed into an open infection where ideally a surgery would be performed, but because of her age and other complications, a surgery would not add any benefit to her comfort while in hospice. Nothing can turn back the clock of time for her arthritic joints, but pain management can make things a lot better for her.
Bel Aire turned up in a local shelter as ‘a stray' but given her arthritic joints, it's not clear how she could have wondered too far away from her home. Bel Aire was covered with dirt and fleas that are a sign she was living outside more than she was living inside. Her drooping tits are an indication she had several litters of pups in her lifetime. As a senior, she was found in a condition that no loyal family pet should ever be allowed to live in.
Southern California Bulldog Rescue is going to make sure that Bel Aire is going to spend her remaining months in a hospice home living indoors where a bulldog belongs, getting regular feedings and medical care to keep her comfortable as possible for her time left. Please consider donating to her care to make her final days as enjoyable as possible.