Bella, a two- to three-year-old Shepherd mix, had been waiting for a ‘miracle-ella’ to change her circumstances. She and two other dogs had been left behind when their family moved. Concerned community members had been feeding the dogs and so they arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina as part of a Community Outreach Project on March 30th. Two litters of puppies also came with the dogs to the shelter and went to rescues. The other two adult dogs found homes but Bella was left behind. She had tested positive for heartworms, decreasing her chances of adoption or rescue.

Almost Home Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania told Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, that they wanted to help Bella. They would need her treated for heartworms before they could take her into the rescue. Susan contacted RADAR on April 15th, asking if we would cover Bella’s heartworm medical expenses. We agreed to assist, and on April 30th, Bella had her treatment.

Bella’s foster says that she is a social and loving dog. She gets along very well with other dogs and has shown no interest in the foster’s cats. Bella does well walking on a leash and is a very good car rider. She has met new people with tail wags and kisses. She likes to run and play, but is also calm and still when given attention. She is low to medium in her energy level. She has been around small children and has done well. Bella is very intelligent and is doing well with her training. To see more photos of Bella, click here.

RADAR paid all $319 of the heartworm treatment costs for Bella.

UPDATE! All funds for Bella have been raised! Thank you!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Bella:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Brian Mertz; Lori DeBusk; Marsha Sissler; Gail O’Connor

If you are interested in adopting Bella, please contact Almost Home Dog Rescue.

Added on May 19, 2019.

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