In Jordan, street dogs are regularly run down by cars and left to die on the side of the road. For some sick and heartless people, this is a ‘sport’ - they take pleasure in mowing down helpless animals and leaving them to die alone and in agony. The only ‘crime’ these poor animals have ever committed is being born homeless and unwanted in a country that cares little for animals and often actively seeks to harm them.
Tragically, as much as we wish we could, we can’t save every dog in Jordan from this awful fate, but we can save some - like Bella. But to do so, we need your help!
Bella, the tiny puppy, was just a bag of skin and bones when she was found.
Her intestines were hanging out of a wound in her abdomen as she dragged her crippled body across the ground.
After being hit by a car on a busy street in Aqaba, Bella was left to her fate on the side of the road. Despite how busy the area was - all the people, and cars flying by - no one stopped to help her at first. Bella was just a tiny little puppy struggling and alone in the dirt. Can you even begin to imagine her pain, fear and confusion?
At last, Bella was spotted by a kind-hearted person who immediately rushed her to our partner, the Al Rabee Society for Nature and Animal Protection in Aqaba. The veterinary team sprang into action. Fortunately, it wasn’t too late to save her! X-rays revealed that while Bella sadly has a broken back, her spinal cord isn’t severed. This means that even though her injuries are extensive, there is hope for this little fighter.
We can ensure Bella receives the treatment for her broken back she needs - and deserves. But we need your help. Will you show her the kind compassion she’s never experienced before?
As you can imagine - given the callous attitude of so many Jordanians to animals - animal shelters are overflowing. Al Rabee is already at capacity, full of sweet, unwanted souls, and the chances of Bella being adopted in Jordan are incredibly slim.
Her best hope for a second chance at life is if we send her to a sanctuary where she can receive rehabilitative care and, eventually, a forever home. Luckily, Rodica Toma Athamneh, Director of Al Rabee, has managed to get Bella a spot at a dog rehabilitation facility in Italy called the Casa Bau, and they have agreed to take her in and help find her a forever home. This is absolutely wonderful news and the very best possible option for Bella after being found broken and bleeding in the dirt.
Not a huge amount is required but we MUST raise $2,000 (£1,500) to get Bella to Italy where her happy, new life awaits - free of pain and suffering.
Changing Bella’s life right now is as simple as making a donation. Even a small amount to you will make a life-changing difference to Bella, the little dog who has fought so hard to survive her terrible start to life. Despite her broken back, there is a chance that with the right, dedicated care - like she will receive at Casa Bau - she will regain the use of her back legs. (It’s a positive sign that she can wag her tail and has intermittent tremors in her back legs.)
Saved from the dirt, fighting for every heartbeat, struggling through critical care while in pain, and without anyone to love her - doesn’t little Bella deserve a little bit of hope?
Given the movement in her tail and legs, her medical team believes there is a chance for little Bella. Will you be a part of changing this special little dog’s life forever? All you need to do is donate today - no matter how large or small. If we can raise $2,000 (£1,500), we can set Bella on the path to recovery and a new, happy life filled with love. She deserves it!
For the animals,
Brian and Gloria Davies (and Max and Flora!)
Network for Animals
P.S. Animal cruelty in Jordan is an ongoing concern and has been since Network for Animals first started working in the country four years ago. With your help, we have made significant progress. We have already relocated many dogs to the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom - and now, with your help, to Italy. These animals have no choice in where they are born and the conditions in which they are forced to live. They are defenseless against the cruelty in Jordan, but we can be a lifeline to them. This is our chance to help, right now. Please donate generously to Network for Animals so we can give Bella the flight to freedom she so greatly deserves.