Friday, August 28, 2009
Bella Has A Home; Now She Needs Donations for Medical Care As She Grows
Several people have asked about Bella, a paralyzed golden lab puppy featured in our July 22 blog.
Amy Shever, founder of 2nd Chance 4 Pets, contacted Gina Farnsworth at the end of July and offered to take Bella. Her organization's mission is to "protect animal companions and prevent them from becoming orphaned due to their owner’s death or disability."
While at 2nd Chance, Bella was evaluated, fitted with a special cart and given therapy.
On August 18 she arrived at her new home at Healing HEART Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah near the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Bella was filmed by a local video crew and later was guest of honor at a Best Friends weekly staff lunch.
Bella's condition is complicated. On Friday, August 7, she had an emergency procedure done, a consequence of her neurological issues. She will need ongoing care.
To continue treatment at Healing HEART, Bella will depend on 2nd Chance 4 Pets.
Guardian angels are needed to underwrite the cost of Bella's treatment as she grows. If you can make a donation, please visit www.helpbella.org. Donations can be made online at www.2ndchance4pets.org or can be mailed to 2nd Chance 4 Pets BELLA FUND, 1484 Pollard Rd, No 444, Los Gatos, CA 95032O.
You can see a video of Bella in her new cart and follow her progress on Bella's Blog.