Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bella Update

I received an e-mail from Nikki today.  Bella went to the Vet today, tested negative for heartworm and is all ready for the long trip home to Minnesota.  I was so happy to hear that my girl is good and healthy :)  Emily Cherry is working hard at setting up all the fabulous volunteers that will be helping to get Bella home.  Each person will drive on average one hour and 15 minutes.  So needless to say there are lots of incredible people helping to get Bella from Florida to Minnesota safely.  Each and everyone of you that are helping to get her home are angels, may God bless all of you greatly.  I will post again when I know the exact date that Bella will be home.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Found a ride

Fantastic news everyone!  Emily Cherry with Cherry Harley Transports is going to get Bella home.  Thank you so much Emily, you are an angel!  Words alone could never explain to you how truly grateful I am for what you are doing for Bella and what you do for other animals in need of rides to their forever homes.  You are such an incredible blessing. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Still Waiting..

As of today we are still waiting and looking for loving transporters to get Bella home.  I know in my heart this will happen soon.  I am going out tomorrow to buy her a new collar and some new toys.  I just love this girl so much and can not wait to hug her, kiss her and just be her mom.  I will post another blog as soon as we have transport set up.  Keep her in your prayers please and pray that she will have a safe journey to Minnesota.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Waiting for a ride

  Well as you all know I am so anxious to get my beautiful girl home to me in Nisswa, Minnesota.  Yes it sure will be a change of climate for her, but she will love it up here.  For those of you that are new to this blog...  Well let me fill you in on who Bella is and who I am..  Bella is a beautiful, 2 year old pit bull mix.  She was abused and bred.  At some point Bellas mouth was wired or taped shut (we are assuming this was done so she could be mated) another dog raised to fight tore off her upper lip, the owners did nothing to help this poor girl. At some point she was saved and brought to the Animal shelter in Walton County Florida.  On September 15th, 2011 I saw a post about this precious girl on facebook.  It is amazing how social networks are able to connect people all over the world.  The moment I saw her picture...  I really do not know how to describe it, I knew she needed me and that I needed her.  I mentioned that if there was anyway she could get to Minnesota that I sure would love to have her..  Well  that is all I needed to say, people from all over were wanting to help in anyway they could. 

  Once I realized this was really going to happen, that I could be so blessed to be able to truly love this incredible survivor I decided to give her a name.  I instantly thought of Bella which means beautiful in Latin.  I have yet to meet her, but to me she is so beautiful.

   A little about me.  My name is Dawn, I am no hero I don't live in a mansion or drive a fancy car.  I am blessed to live in the three bedroom one bathroom home that my grandfather built.    I was raised in the Cities but always loved being in the country.  I am an EMT and was a volunteer firefighter for 10 years.. I do what I do and am who I am because of my intense love for all living creatures.  I am a mother, a wife, a sister and a daughter.  I am a Christian, yes I love God and have Jesus in my heart.  When people ask me why I am always so happy I tell them "I would rather be a blessing than a downer", all mankind should live by those few simple words.  I have zero tolerance for animal abusers and people that find fighting animals to be a sport or any type of enjoyment.  Dog fighters have taken a beautiful breed and made people afraid of them.  I am not God and I have no right to judge anyone, but I have a feeling God has a special place in hell for people that find pleasure in hurting animals.

This is my Bella

  I would like to say thank you to all the volunteers at the Walton County animal shelter, Luvabulls rescue, Theresa Willis and Renee Morel.  You all dedicated your time and money to saving Bella and worked overtime to get her to me.  You are all angels.  I don't know who yet will be transporting her to Minnesota but who ever you are...  Thank you so much for bringing my girl home to me.

  Last but not least.  This blog about Bella and her new life is dedicated to all the pit bulls that didn't make it out, to the ones in shelters needing loving homes and to the ones that are in need of being found and saved.