Weʼre raising £2,000 to pay for Bella’s orthopaedic vet bills
- Blackpool, UK
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This is Bella. She is 8.5 years old and has arthritis in most joints and degeneration of the discs in her spine. She was found wandering the streets of Grand Cayman only 8 weeks old and taken to the island rescue. I was volunteering there and immediately fell in love with her foxy face. She had to wait in the shelter another 4 weeks for her immunisations and to heal from the abuse she suffered, but August 1, 2010 was her official gotcha day and she moved into my heart. Bella has always had a urinary incontinence problem which is mostly controlled with medication. However if the spinal degeneration continues without treatment she will become completely lame and unable to control her bladder even with the meds.
In 2013 I was assaulted and have struggled with PTSD, depression and anxiety since. Every day Bella has saved my life by just being there for me, even when I was suicidal, my love for her kept me from taking my own life. Now that she needs expensive orthopaedic vet treatment I must repay her love for me however I can. As I am my mothers carer my income is very low so I am hoping you can help Bella with as much as you can.
The vet bills are estimated to be about £1800 but may increase, and she will need to continue her hydrotherapy sessions after treatment for many months. Bella has always been very playful and sociable with other dogs. She still tries to be but tires easily and her pain meds can only do so much. Please help me make Bella’s life as pain free as possible. Thank you.
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- 8 months ago
Heather Sayles8 months ago
The cold weather and rain is not helping Bella’s arthritis. I would like to get her a pet stroller (see photo of similar) that is large enough for her to lay in but these are at least £140. However small or large your donation is, it will help massively to improving Bella’s quality of life. I would also like to increase the amount of hydrotherapy sessions from one every 3-4 weeks to once a week. At £30 a time this is impossible for me to afford so please donate what you can. Thank you 🙏 Happy Festive Season to you
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Oct 28, 2018
Hoping Bella gets the treatment she needs soon
Sep 28, 2018
Good luck Heather, wishing Bella a speedy recovery:-)
Sep 28, 2018
I found a very needy cat in Portugal, cost a fortune to bring him home but worth every penny. Good luck with your fundraising x
Sep 20, 2018
Hope you and Bella improve in your health and manage to raise the funds for her treatment.
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Bella is my baby. We are deeply bonded and she means the world to me. Her happy smile brightens my day, she gives the best sloppy kisses and loves to snuggle. She makes me laugh every day and is the mama bear of her doggy friends. I couldn’t ask for a better fur baby in my life