We know it’s very difficult to look at the photos of Bella and even harder to imagine what this tiny little girl has gone through in her 9 months on this earth. As you read her story, watch her video, and see her photos, keep in mind that she is now safe and receiving the love and vet care that she so desperately needed. But to truly tell her story, it’s important to see the extent of what she has gone through.
Bella was turned into the county pound as a stray, suffering in an unimaginable condition. In addition to being thin and extremely dirty, Bella’s right eye was red, swollen, and completely popped out of the socket. She was no longer able to see or even blink her right eye. Her left eye was red, swollen, and oozing.
When we arrived to pick Bella up and take her to our veterinarian, we were in shock at her condition. Her eyes were in such bad shape and Bella appeared dazed, timid, and confused. It was obvious almost immediately that Bella couldn’t see and that she was extremely uncomfortable, pawing and rubbing at both eyes.
Bella’s new foster mom wrapped her in a towel and picked her up. Looking Bella over and talking softly to her, Bella’s foster mother noticed right away that there was a black shoelace tied tightly around Bella’s neck, hidden in her fur. Once that was removed, Bella was on her way to the vet.
Upon examination by the vet, it was determined that the condition of Bella’s eyes was a traumatic injury, likely caused by strangulation, either by a collar (perhaps the black shoelace?) or strangulation at the hands of a person, causing her right eye to pop out of the socket. Her right eye was unable to be saved and there is a 50/50 chance that she’ll lose her left eye too. We choose to remain optimistic but at this point it’s a waiting game.
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Bella has been adopted! Congrats to Bell and her new fur-ever home!