applying Sex in the City advice to dog rescue: if you put yourself "out there" and you're always out doing something, you will stumble upon your perfect match. So we thought this would be a perfect opportunity for Bella, who just had her cast removed and is now ready to be adopted, to get "out there" to meet her new family.
See, Bella is a very special dog. And she used to look like this:
Trying to make a long story short: the online community was taken with the story of a sweet, courageous, special-needs pitbull named Shy. Shy had developed cataracts from late onset diabetes, and was slated to be euthanized, but she was saved by an amazing vet student and the online community that rallied together donating to help her get cataract surgery to become more adoptable and lead a happy life. Sadly, the day after all the funds were raised, Shy unexpectedly passed away. You can read the complete story here.
We all decided to use the funds to save some dogs in Shy's honor, specifically, to help special-needs pitbulls that would have been overlooked.
Heather's description of Shy:
Despite her horrible circumstances, she wagged her tail through the entire visit and smiled that adorable pit bull grin whenever anyone got near her. While in her kennel, she was quiet and obedient until someone approached her – then her tail would wag so hard against the stainless steel cage that it could almost be heard anywhere in the hospital.
We couldn't believe she was still such a happy dog after all she'd been through. And knowing she was going to be put down we knew we had to get her out. Bella spent the past couple of months in a cast, but she has finally had her cast removed and she is available for adoption.We were so excited to take her out on the town this weekend. Miss M loaned Bella one of her special-occasion collars which looked so sharp with her coloring and one of the best ways to get extra petting:
complete profile here.
We'll keep additional Bella updates on our Facebook page here.
P.S. Yesterday we met a couple of you who knew Miss M and Mr. B through the blog. It was so great to meet you, and thanks for saying hi!