Bella was left to drown with a large rock tied to her. Luckily, the RSPCA stepped in and got her veterinary care. 15 months after that incident, Bella has a home. Bella’s medical evaluation revealed that the dog was 10 years old (now 11) and had multiple medical needs.
Ella Carpenter, manager at Radcliffe Animal Centre, where Bella stayed before getting adopted said: “This is the perfect happy ending to a story which started off so sad and there were real doubts if Bella could pull through after her terrible ordeal. But we know Bella will now be able to live out the rest of her life with the love and respect that she has always deserved.”
The RSPCA shared that the woman that left Bella to drown was arrested and fined.
Bella was adopted by Maggie Mellish and Charlie Douglas, a retired couple that has owned shepherd-type dogs in the past. “We know she will need regular vet appointments and are willing to finance those. We know she is in her older years but we just want to offer her a loving home she so deserves after all she has been through,” said Mellish.
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