Rescued Dog’s Saga Includes Broken Pelvis and Fractured Leg

Published by Alisa Mullins.

You don’t have to be a vampire or a werewolf to fall for Bella, an adorable little Yorkie mix who was rescued from an abusive home in rural Virginia.

Cute Yorkie mix Bella is available for adoption

When PETA’s veterinary clinic staff spayed Bella, they discovered just how bad that abuse had been: At some point in her young life, she had sustained pelvic and leg fractures, possibly from being beaten or hit by a car. But the injuries, while serious, were never treated.

Sweet rescued Yorkie mix sprawled in her new bed

Bella’s living conditions were so bad that the local animal control agency threatened her owners with cruelty charges. But she’s in safe hands now—and making the most of it.

Like a Cullen exposed to sunlight, Bella simply sparkles. Despite her old injuries—which have since healed and don’t require any treatment at this time—she is spunky, energetic, and playful. She loves going for walks at breaking dawn, twilight, and every hour in between.

Rescued Yorkie mix Bella with human friend in front of flowering tree

In Bella’s universe, there are no avenging vampire armies, just new friends to be made and toes to be licked (her favorite vice). She has such a big personality that other dogs may feel eclipsed by her exuberance, so she might do best in a home where she can be the star.

Cute rescued Yorkie mix Bella standing on red blanket

Whether you’re Team Edward or Team Jacob, we’re all Team Bella, right? If you’re interested in giving this plucky protagonist a safe haven in your clan, just type this immortal line: [email protected].

Find out more about Bella and other adoptable animals

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind