Belle was feeling blue when she arrived at the Bladen County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on August 8th as a stray. There was very little space at the shelter for this one-year-old Bully Breed. So little space in fact, that when Hurricane Florence took aim at the Carolinas, Belle was among several dogs scheduled to be euthanized September 12th, just ahead of the storm.

Best Friend Pet Adoption rescue based in North Carolina knew that they had to help these dogs, so they rescued five of them just prior to be euthanized. They asked RADAR for funding help for two of the dogs, Belle and a senior Hound named Bea. We agreed. Much to everyone’s surprise (and relief), Belle did not have heartworms; unfortunately, Bea did. Belle had her vetting and spaying done on September 19th.

Belle’s foster mom provided this report on her: “She loves toys! Every toy. She throws her stuffies in the air and loves chewing bones. She is great with other dogs and loves playing with them too. She is a very, very happy dog! She really seems grateful to be in a home. She is a little nervous around strangers but warms up fast and is very friendly and affectionate. She likes to bring her toys and bones in her crate for a nap and sleeps all night.” To see more photos of Belle, click here.

RADAR paid all $246 of vetting and spaying costs for Belle.

UPDATE! All funds for Belle 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 Belle:

Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Tina Muncy; Jennifer Siegert

If you are interested in adopting Belle, please contact Best Friend Pet Adoption.

Added on October 6, 2018.

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