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    Weʼve raised £450 to We are raising £1000 to help a family to pay for Bella the lost and now found Shih Tzu vets bills

    Peacehaven, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 31st October 2017

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    Story

    We believe Bella is around 4 years old and has spent the first 4 years of her life being continuously bred in an illegal Irish puppy farm. After being rescued in a matted unnourished condition she was brought to the UK and was adopted by the Matthews family, who fell instantly in love with her despite her looks and her extremely fearful nature.

    Bella was petrified of people and did not want to be anywhere near anyone as clearly the humans that she had been in contact with hadn't treated her very well at all. She hid under tables, behind sofas anywhere she could find.

    She had made so much progress over the first 2 weeks in her new home, despite having to sit through 3 hours of unmatting and another trip to the vet to get some of her teeth removed. The family had become so proud of her and the way she was building confidence was clearly showing she was enjoying her new life.

    She had progressed well enough to go out walking on a lead and she did so well considering she had never had a walk before, she stayed close to her new mum and seemed to really enjoy it. However, just at the end of her walk she was spooked by a jogger who had come around the corner sending Bailey, bellas adopted brother, into a barking frenzy and adding to bellas uncertainty which led to her to slip her lead and run off up a hill, across a field and down a road before she was out of sight.

    Bella was not seen again after that night for over 3 and a half weeks. Bellas new family spent everyday from that point onwards trying to find her, they did everything they could, follow all the advice that was given and physically and mentally wore themselves down, always putting finding Bella as their top priority. By some miracle she was unbelievably found near her home in a dense bush severely under weight, scared and looking worse for wear.

    Unfortunately bella has suffered some injuries with the worst being her eyes. She was rushed to the emergency vets where the family was told her left eye had ruptured and her right eye had a very deep ulcer. This was causing her severe pain. The vet said that there was no alternative but to remove the left eye completely and then they would try to save her right eye. The family then took her to the regular vets the following day where it was confirmed, Bella's left eye had to be removed and the right eye may respond to treatment but if it didn't it would need to be removed also. She was then booked in as soon as possible to remove the eye and try to reduce Bella's pain. As the family had only had Bella for 2 weeks and she was still having dental treatment, they didn't get the chance to get insurance for Bella and therefore now have to find the money for the vet bills.

    Bella has a long road ahead of her and some adjustments to get used to.

    Bella has had a very hard short life but yet she is still the sweetest little girl and has taken all the poking and prodding from the vets in her stride.

    Bella deserves a chance at a good life and to be loved so please donate to give Bella the best vet care she urgently needs and help the family give Bella the best chance of keeping her right eye.

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    • Trish Roche 1 year ago
      Trish Roche

      Trish Roche

      1 year ago

      Thank you to everyone who donated to support Bella and her family Vets have saved her right eye and she a happy and healthy dog much loved by the Matthews Family

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      1 year ago

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    Supporters

    41

    • Karolin Mattocks

      Karolin Mattocks

      Oct 8, 2017

      Get well soon xx

      £10.00

    • Sally Begley

      Sally Begley

      Oct 8, 2017

      Good luck Bella x

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 3, 2017

      God Bless your poor baby.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 3, 2017

      With our get well wishes, love & licks from Millie. x

      £10.00

    • Theresa Travis

      Theresa Travis

      Oct 1, 2017

      Such a lovely dog xxx

      £10.00

    • @Unusual_Insp

      @Unusual_Insp

      Oct 1, 2017

      Dogs are so loyal to us. Here's a chance to show loyalty to them.

      £5.00

    • Lisa Myhill

      Lisa Myhill

      Sep 30, 2017

      Best wishes for getting better

      £20.00

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    Trish Roche

    Trish Roche

    Peacehaven, United Kingdom

    Bella is my neighbours dog, I have seen the stress they all went through after rescuing her and losing her Terri and her family searched endlessly for over Three weeks sadly she has lost an eye but we wanted to help them help her she deserves a second chance.

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