German Shepherd Who Struggled For Hours Tied To A Rock In Freezing Water Got Rescued And Found A New Loving Family
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German Shepherd Who Struggled For Hours Tied To A Rock In Freezing Water Got Rescued And Found A New Loving Family

  • By Saif
  • 7 months ago
  • 5 minutes read

Let us beware you that this could be a tearjerker!

Dogs are definitely one of the best things that ever happened to us! They are always there to cheer us up with their goofiness or their cuddles. They are so smart that they can sense whenever you are feeling down and something’s up. Their loyalty towards you can never be questioned and our adorable little puppers are always willing to sacrifice their lives for us but the question is, do we really deserve that? We don’t think we do!

The saddest part is, they don’t live long enough to see us getting old and God knows, we’d love that more than anything! They are always considered a part of the family and never a pet! It’s surely not an easy experience to say goodbye to your pupper while he gets too old or terminally ill but the worst thing is, people would abandon them or just have them killed. So, how exactly do we even deserve their unconditional love?

Today, we’d like to share a story of a German Shepherd named Bella, with you. So back on the 6th of January 2020, Bella was left to drown with her lead tied to a large rock submerged into the water, by her owners. This incident took place in River Trent near Long Lane, Farndon, near Newark. Bella almost drowned in the river until she was spotted by two dog-walkers who rescued her. What a cruel stunt by her owners, right? But what happened later will leave you satisfied and happy! So, we suggest that you keep on scrolling to read the entire story.

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Bella, a 10-year-old dog (when the picture was taken), is being pulled out of the water while she was drowning.

Luckily, Bella, who was trying to struggle her way through the life, was rescued by two dog walkers, Jane Harper and her friend Joanne Bellamy while they were taking a stroll nearby.

Look at the poor pupper… it breaks our heart to pieces to see how cruel a human can be to leave their dog to drown…

And here’s the rock which was tied to Bella’s neck while she tried to keep afloat.

Bella was rushed towards the local vet for an emergency treatment.

After the treatment, she was transferred to RSPCA care.

During her health checkup, the vet observed that she had other underlying health problems as well.

Bella was being taken care of by the kind staff of Radcliffe Animal Centre in Nottingham while the animal welfare society and the local cops started to investigate to find the culprit who did this to her.

Bella started getting better every day!

The good news is, after being under the care of RSPCA for about 15 months, Bella recovered completely and not just that, she even found a forever home with a retired couple, Maggie Mellish & Charlie Douglas. Here’s a picture of them chilling.

The retired couple was truly a heavenly match for Bella. They reside in South Derbyshire along with Bella by her side now. They owned a dog a German Shepherd before as well but sadly it passed away a few years back but after getting Bella, they were willing to put all the efforts in her while showering her with endless love!

Before moving in with Bella, the couple decided to visit the center last Wednesday which had looked after Bella. The people who rescued Bella, Jane Harper and her friend Joanne Bellamy were also present to see how Bella was holding up and to witness the happy occasion of her adoption.

Maggie, one of Bella’s new owners, shared her side of the story with the press. Maggie said:

“We as a family have had three shepherd-type dogs over the last 30 years and really love them. We lost our rescue dog Tia/Luna two years ago and my daughter’s dog Flame this year. We did really miss them. Then we saw Bella’s story in the press a few weeks ago and the fact she needed a home, so my daughter, Clare Lusher, encouraged us to apply for her.

We know she will need regular vet appointments and are willing to finance those. We know she is in her older years, but we just want to offer her a loving home she so deserves after all she has been through. We are both retired so she will have our company constantly, which is what she really needs, and it will be great for us too.”

Well, we bet that this moved every inch of you, didn’t it? Don’t blame us because we warned you at the start that this could be a tearjerker but hey, a happy one at least! Let us know what did you think of the story and feel free to use the comments section below.

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