Last Updated on March 17, 2022 by Pets Feed
This dog, who was tied to a rock and thrown into the river by his former family, finally has another chance at happiness.
Bella is a friendly German Shepherd who had a very painful and distressing time in January last year when she nearly drowned in the River Trent near Long Lane, Farndon in the UK; after her previous family left her there. The frightened and helpless dog was found tied to a rock submerged in water. For long hours, Bella tried to fight for her life.
Fortunately, two dog walkers named Jane Harper and Joanne Bellamy accidentally passed by and heard the moans of the struggling dog.
After saving her, Bella was immediately taken to a vet for emergency treatment. Once they managed to stabilize her, she was transferred to the RSPCA rescue centre.
Dog tied to a rock and thrown into the river, has a new opportunity
The road to his recovery had only just begun; Bella managed to survive with a rock around her neck and ice water, but the emergency vet visits also showed she still had some health issues to deal with.
Bella received care from staff at the Radcliffe Animal Center in Nottingham. Meanwhile, the charity and the police were looking for whoever was responsible for the cruel acts the adorable young girl had to endure.
Charlene Latham, 32, was sentenced to a 12-month community order last month after pleading guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to her pet.
The court heard Charlene, who now lives in Devon, explained that she had pleaded with her ex-partner Leigh Johnson, 33, not to hurt the dog. But she never asked for help and the RSPCA said it had no evidence to prosecute Johnson, who also denied the charges.
The woman was fined £80 by Nottingham Magistrates’ Court and was further ordered to pay £200 in costs and surcharges to the victim. He was also denied the right to keep dogs for three years.
The sweet pup has been in the care of the RSPCA for the past 15 months where she made a full recovery and managed to find a forever home. Her new parents are a retired couple named Maggie Mellish and Charlie Douglas, who take care of her and give her all the love Bella needs.
The family live in a charming village in south Derbyshire and they are the perfect match for 11-year-old Bella. They have had other dogs before and are ready to give him the love Bella needed.
The couple approached the center that had looked after Bella so far, as they wanted to spend some time together before she moved in with them. The women who saved Bella, Jane Harper and Joanne Bellamy were also present.
Bella’s new mum, Maggie, said they were aware their new companion was in his golden years as an adult dog, but they wanted to give her the home she so richly deserves after all that. she crossed.
The couple told the Daily Mail:
We were horrified by what happened to Bella and when we came to see her we realized what a great personality she had and she is just perfect for us.
The rescue center added:
Our animal assistant, Sophie Major, worked so hard and gave so much love to Bella helping her, as did the rest of the team, and I know she will be sorely missed. But we know that Bella will now be able to live the rest of her life with the love and respect she has always deserved.
You can find out a little more about the work done by the RSPCA and the many cases it receives annually, on its Facebook account, and you can also donate by entering its website.