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 Donations can be made online at 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.


  1. What a heart-warming story! I have donated a little to help with Bella's care. I don't say this to brag, but to show that your efforts to get people to do more than just work. Thanks for the motivation!

  2. Thanks for following up on Bella - a plucky pup very worthy of help and donations! Local SD gal Gina Farnsworth and her colleagues at Mission Anim. Hosp. did a heroic job caring for her till wonderful 2nd Chance 4 Pets took over. An admirable team effort.

  3. Thanks for following up on Bella, a plucky pup worthy of help! Heroic local gal Gina Farnsworth of Mission Anim. Hospital gave her excellent care of her till 2nd Chance took over. Great teamwork! Hope that readers will support the effort with donations.