Bella

Survivor Category Finalist

Bella

It is with a heavy heart that we bring you the sad news that Bella, a SuperDog 2021 Survivor of the Year Finalist,  has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  On Wednesday 24th November 2021, RSPCA Radcliffe shared that our beautiful and courageous friend was peaceful at home with her owners.
The RSPCA Radcliffe team feels truly blessed in caring for her and are proud to have been part of her story. “We will be ever thankful to her owners Maggie and Charlie for welcoming her into their home our amazing team dedicated to her recovery and of course to Jane and Joanne her heroic rescuers. We will remember Bella as happy in her new home surrounded by love, kindness and respect. That is all we ever wanted for her and we are comforted that this is where she found peace and was finally able to let go.”
Love to you always Bella, you will never be forgotten. ❤️

Bella’s story touched the nation when she was rescued from the River Trent on a cold January morning in 2020. Tied to a boulder in a deliberate attempt to drown her, she was dumped in the middle of the night and left to perish. Bella was in our care here at the Radcliffe Animal Centre for 14 months while the case was under investigation with the National RSPCA.  Sophie, Bella’s main carer for this time has been by her side through what can only be described as a remarkable recovery from the appalling suffering she endured. Not knowing whether Bella would overcome her trauma, with her age and underlying health conditions against her, she showed enviable strength and courage; fighting every day and not wanting to give up.

Over time, Sophie got to know all Bella’s little quirks, her cheeky demands and her mischievous naughty streak. Sophie says she took no nonsense from Bella but we all know Bella had her well trained to answer to her every whim!

Bella’s case concluded in court with the sentencing of her owner in March 2021, which enabled Bella to be rehomed. We couldn’t have wished for a more caring couple to welcome Bella into their lives. Both Maggie and Charlie are retired and, having owned a number of German Shepherds throughout their lives, we know Bella will be well looked after. She has already become a much-loved member of their family.

Watching Bella play in the sunshine is such a beautiful contrast to the cold bleak day when she first entered our care. Bella has been courageous throughout and truly is a very special dog who is most worthy of being a SuperDog Survivor of the Year Finalist. She will forever hold a  place in the hearts of many across the world who have followed her story

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Liz727
Liz727
5 months ago

Beautiful Bella! I was just looking up to see how she was doing now and was delighted to find her well and happy and doing great. What a spirit for life! Bella, you are the most gorgeous and amazing girl and internationally loved! God bless the ladies who rescued you, the team who cared for you, and now your adorable new loving parents with whom it’s plain to see you will spend the BEST years of your life. 😘🐶❤

Warner Debs
Warner Debs
6 months ago

This story broke my heart, so proud of beautiful Bella for her courage and resilience in her battle to survive. Well done Radcliffe Animal Centre and her hooman family for showing Bella the care and love she deserves. Fingers crossed Bella wins !!!!!

June Herrick
June Herrick
6 months ago

So happy that Bella is now enjoying the life she deserves. Thanks to all who have made this possible.

Doris Murray
Doris Murray
6 months ago

Best wishes to Bella. She is gorgeous and deserves a happy life. Thanks to everybody who cared/is caring for her

Theresa
Theresa
6 months ago

Wishing this amazing beautiful girl the wonderful happy life she deserves in her new forever home xx

Nicola
Nicola
6 months ago

So glad you’re safe beautiful girlie, and receiving unconditional forever love in your forever loving home beautiful girlie xxx

Mary Magson
Mary Magson
6 months ago

When you meet Bella you are immediately struck by her gentle trusting nature. This is nothing short of a miracle given her very sad history. She is now so happy with Maggie and Charlie and truly deserves this life she has waited so long for.

Liz727
Liz727
5 months ago
Reply to  Mary Magson

Thank you for the lovely update from one who personally knows her. Please thank Maggie and Charlie from every dog lover in the world for being such wonderful caregivers. Bella’s joy and happiness shines through our screens! So happy she will enjoy the best years of her life loved and protected thanks to all who rescued, treated, cared for, and now love and treasure her. ❤ xx

Karen Connell
Karen Connell
6 months ago

I’m so happy for this beautiful girl. To go from what she went through to how she looks now is amazing. So glad she can enjoy her life with people that love her.

Rosalind Cole
Rosalind Cole
6 months ago

How can anyone do this beggars belief. Am so pleased you survived and have a happy life xx

Alison
Alison
6 months ago

So glad you are safe and have a loving family. Thanks to all those who cared for you. xx

Judy obrien
Judy obrien
6 months ago

I’m so glad to see Bella doing so well now. I was shocked and sickened by what happened to her. Thank god you were saved sweet girl. You are a beautiful soul.

Michelle Fellows
Michelle Fellows
6 months ago

This disgusting human behaviour sickened me, i was so upset at how you were treated. I will never understand how people can treat animals this say. Glad you have a loving family now Bella. X
Michelle & Jess

Crowe lesley
Crowe lesley
6 months ago

Beautiful Bella what a lovely happy ending to the most cruel and tragic story. Bless you gorgeous girl I hope you live a long and happy life in your new forever home x

Maggie Mellish
Maggie Mellish
6 months ago

Thank you all for your loving comments. Bella is so loved and snoozing now in her new bed in our sitting room,with us. Be sure she is content and secure.x

Wicked
Wicked
6 months ago
Reply to  Maggie Mellish

Thank you for caring x

Liz727
Liz727
5 months ago
Reply to  Maggie Mellish

THANK YOU Maggie and Charlie. You are wonderful people and Bella is the most gorgeous girl with a spirit for life second to none! I’m so glad you found each other for she needed all the love and kindness in the world after what she went through and she got it x 100! God bless you all and kiss Bella for all who followed her story and are now on top of the world for her! 😘🐶❤

Magdalena Ward
Magdalena Ward
6 months ago

With all my heart with you Bella ❤️

Pattinson Carole
Pattinson Carole
6 months ago

Beautiful girl with such a sad story so pleased that you are in your forever home x be happy gorgeous 6

Shaninne Anderson
Shaninne Anderson
6 months ago

Beautiful baby girl Bella 🥰 How any human could do something as vile and cruel to any animal, let alone a gorgeous bear like you beggars belief. It’s a pity they won’t rot in jail for the rest of their lives. Enjoy living out the rest of your days with your wonderful new family, feeling loved and receiving cuddles, kisses, walks and treats xxx

Sarah
Sarah
6 months ago

Bellas previous owners deserve nothing less than hell. How any person could treat a pure soul with such cruelty and contempt is beyond me. May she have a happy and loving rest of her life!

Bradley Quinn
Bradley Quinn
6 months ago

Clearly this world is too crule and does not deserve such purity, so sad this has happened to you, hope this time you will receive the love you deserve!

Coney Su
Coney Su
6 months ago

What a brave girl and a fighter. Thrilled that she has a new forever home….it was certainly not your time to go so hope you enjoy being a senior citizen…well respected and loved xx

Ciara
Ciara
6 months ago

So sorry that happened, all my support for you

Karen
Karen
6 months ago

I was shocked and heartbroken that our human race could do something so terrible to you. Thank god that kind rescuer saved you and you spent time recuperating in the care of the RSPCA. You’re so brave and its clear you have a big heart. Your fight for life is inspiring. You deserve lots of awards you beautiful brave girl. Im so happy to see you happy.xxx

Alison Wood
Alison Wood
6 months ago

Gorgeous, gorgeous girl. My heart broke when I heard your story and I so happy that you have a new family with Maggie and Charlie. You are a true survivor, your strength and courage are inspiring. Enjoy your life Bella, you are safe now.

Sue Woodhead
Sue Woodhead
6 months ago

Beautiful Bella, I cried for you I’m so glad to see you happy again now. You’re such an adorable girl and you so deserve the very best of everything and I’m sure your devoted Mum and Dad give you the world. Everyone loves you so very much, take care lovely girl xxxx

Tracey Kirby
Tracey Kirby
6 months ago

Beautiful Bella, I’m so pleased you’ve found your happy ever after. Wishing you joy & good health for the rest of your life.

Andrea Knight
Andrea Knight
6 months ago

Gorgeous Bella. You are absolutely amazing and a true fighter. Enjoy your forever home!

Maddy Quinn
Maddy Quinn
6 months ago

Bella, you deserve so much to be the official super dog after everything you’ve been through in your short life. I sincerely hope you get your happy ever after sweetheart. You are already a superdog in our eyes beautiful girl xxxxxx ❤

Geary Julie
Geary Julie
6 months ago

I remember Bella such a act of extreme cruelty such a beautiful dog.

Ms josephine F Officer
Ms josephine F Officer
6 months ago

What a way you have come more loved more cared for than you ever were and you deserve to enjoy every moment. You are amazing Bella just shows what love and care can do. Have the best life ever sending you huge hugs from me and my German Shepherds xxxxxx

Cooper Caroline
Cooper Caroline
6 months ago

My darling beautiful girl. I cried so many tears for you. I’m so sorry for what happened to you it truly breaks me to think about it. I’m crying for you again right now because of how amazing you are! I have never met you but I love you and want you to have the best life. I’ve seen your new parents, they seem so lovely, I just know you are going to be safe and loved forever now. I hope you win the award. You deserve everything wonderful. You are everything wonderful xxxx

Caroline phillips
Caroline phillips
6 months ago

Bella’s previous owner/s was never worthy of her. A beautiful girl in looks and in nature. Her spirit has shone through and she deserves every bit of happiness she now gets. Delighted for her

Peek Ally
Peek Ally
6 months ago

Bella, I cried for you in shame that a human could treat you so cruelly and heartlessly. I am so relieved you have found a home where you will receive the love and care you truly deserve with Maggie and Charlie.

Cindy Wilson
Cindy Wilson
6 months ago

Beautiful Bella, such courage you dear girl and to the lovely angel who found you. God bless you both may you forever have the love, happiness and kindness you deserve. 💖

Mann Kathryn
Mann Kathryn
6 months ago

Tragic what happened to poor Bella, the behaviour of some people is completely beyond me, God bless the wonderful people who will enable Bella to live out the rest of her life the way she deserves ❤️

Wendy Baillie
Wendy Baillie
6 months ago

Such a brave brave girl having to fight for life at the hands of cruel and evil humans. Bella deserves all the love and care in the world now that I am sure she is getting. Bella definitely deserves this award. Love you Bella♥️🐾

Nicola Banks
Nicola Banks
6 months ago

So glad you are happy now Bella xxxx

Liz Downs
Liz Downs
6 months ago

Wishing Bella all the best in her loving home. Hopefully she can forget the trauma and live a long and happy life.

Hazelwood Tracy
Hazelwood Tracy
6 months ago

I remember seeing this heartbreaking story on the news and crying that someone could do something so despicable to such a beautiful lady like Bella as a German shepherd owner myself it broke my heart but to see how this amazing beautiful lady has survived such evilness and has now found her furever home where she will be loved and cherished warms my heart, I could not think of anyone more deserving of a survivors award than Bella, I hope you have a happy life beautiful Bella ❤ ♥

Tracey
Tracey
6 months ago

I’m voting for the beautiful, brave Bella. When this story hit the news it broke my heart that anyone could do this to any animal . So glad you have the life now you truly deserve 🐾❤️

Lynn Jarvis
Lynn Jarvis
6 months ago

How can anyone treat any animal like this? So glad that you survived sweet girl and hope you continue to have a happy life with your new family ❤

Alison Johnston
Alison Johnston
6 months ago

Deserves a super dog award after what she has been through.

Carlisle Cara
Carlisle Cara
6 months ago

Was horrified at what happened to Bella and so glad she survived and found a loving home at last !

Carole WEBSTER
Carole WEBSTER
6 months ago

It was heartbreaking to read Bella’s story . How any one could be so cruel to a defenceless creature is beyond comprehension.
Bella is a super dog for her determination and deserves a long and happy life with her new owners .

Janice Flynn-james
Janice Flynn-james
6 months ago

I found this story the most upsetting news ever how could anyone do this to Bella 😰💔you are the most beautiful girl . U so deserve this award . You’re amazing 🙏sending u lots of luv and hugs

Wendy Smith
Wendy Smith
6 months ago

You beautiful brave girl . ❤

Sharon Tilburn
Sharon Tilburn
6 months ago

What a beautiful girl. Bella you deserve the very best life and now you have it. A truly heartwarming, inspiring journey. 💞💞💞

ruth cran
ruth cran
6 months ago

So pleased you have found the loving caring home that you deserve ❤️❤️❤️❤️

ruth cran
ruth cran
6 months ago

bella

Sue attwell
Sue attwell
6 months ago

Bella you have been through so much. It’s great to see you have a fabulous new family. No doubt you have them wrapped around your paw. Hope you win.

fiona chapman
fiona chapman
6 months ago

this would be a wonderful ending for a dog who has had to go through so much

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