Dogs are very caring and loyal to their owners. Therefore humans have a very strong bond with dogs. Their life span is so short, and it is tough for humans to deal with the death of their beloved dogs. Yet you get some people that are so cruel.
Last year on the 6th of January, a senior dog named Bella was left to drown in River Trent near Long Lane, Farndon. Bella was then a 10-year-old German Shepherd dog. Her owners tied her lead to a large rock submerged in water and left her to die there.
Fortunately, two dog-walkers named Jane Harper and Joanne Bellamy spotted this dog and rushed to her rescue. Bella struggled to keep afloat because the rock tied to her neck was rather large — afterward taken to the local vet for emergency treatments.
She was transferred into RSPCA. At the vet, they discovered that Bella had other health problems as well. The caring staff at Radcliffe Animal Centre in Nottingham took great care of her. The local police even launched an investigation to uncover the cruel people responsible for this crime committed.
Bella was able to fully recover after being under the care of the RSPCA for 15 months. After a complete transformation, she finally managed to find her forever home with Maggie Mellish and Charlie Douglas.
They are a retired couple living in a village in South Derbyshire. This couple has previous experience in taking care of Shepherd-type dogs, so they will surely give the love and care that Bella deserves.
It is sad to see how cruel humans can be, but we are also glad that Bella finally found a loving home.
German shepherds are generally very gentle and make good guard dogs and companions. They make suitable family protectors with the proper training and socialization. This breed’s intelligence and protective demeanor can make it a good choice for families with children as long as the dog is adequately trained.
German Shepherds can comfortably live inside a home with ample daily exercise. The German Shepherd can adapt to most living situations since they are highly trainable and eager to do a job well.
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