Bella is a sweet, beautiful three-month old puppy who was brutally attacked with a large knife by one of her owners during a domestic dispute to punish the other owner. Fortunately, Chatham County Animal Control was able to rescue Bella and take her to the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas (VSH) in Cary, NC. The police arrested the owner for felony animal cruelty as well as additional charges and Bella was surrendered to the custody of Chatham Animal Rescue and Education.
Realizing the damage to Bella's legs was more serious than previously thought, Dr. Elaine Holmes performed surgery and she and the amazing staff at VSH were able to save Bella's legs. The great news is that Bella will be able to recover and walk again with the help of Dr. Kim Hosking at ActivePaws Rehab once her bones begin to heal.
Bella is feeling better but has a long way to go before she can run, jump, roll around and fully be a happy-go-lucky puppy again.
She will need lots of follow up care at VSH and ActivePaws. Luckily Chatham Animal Rescue and Education has placed her with a loving foster family who is making sure she gets the medical attention she needs and the love she deserves until she can find a forever home.
Unfortunately, domestic violence cases often involve family pets as one of the victims and in some cases, are the only victim. Bella is lucky and she has a bright future ahead of her.
Bella's injuries were extensive so please help us pay some of her medical bills and spread the word about this sweet, innocent puppy in need! Every little bit helps!
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