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Local dog loses human family to COVID-19, needs help after emergency surgery

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It’s no secret COVID-19 has turned so many peoples’ lives the wrong way up, however it’s additionally put our pets by way of months of hardship. 

“I don’t know how she’s been so sweet and affectionate, given the pain she has been in, ” Francesca Fulciniti, govt director of Heaven Can Wait Animal Society stated of native dog Bella.



The 7-year-old Schnauzer combine has been by way of hell and again, after dropping her human family to COVID. 

“We got a call from Bella’s extended family,” Fulciniti shared, “that her owner had recently passed away from COVID.”

Bella was then plagued with bladder stones so giant and life threatening, she had to bear emergency surgery Friday.

Unfortunately, Bella isn’t alone on this expertise. Fulciniti stated the pandemic has pressured so many to hand over the animals they love due to well being or monetary hardships. 

“Bella’s case illustrates a much larger issue that we’re seeing across the board in our programs,” she defined.

“We get a number of calls and inquiries from people who are looking for resources to help their pets,” Fulciniti stated, “because they may have lost their job or they are worried about housing and security.”

Therefore, the Heaven Can Wait staff is popping to the Southern Nevada group for help. 

They’re asking anybody with the means to donate and even undertake. Fulciniti added that Bella and different pets in her identical robust spot could be eternally grateful. 

“We think she’s worth every penny; she’s been through a lot,” she concluded. “And if a pup deserves it, it’s definitely Bella. She needs a break.”

Bella’s surgery value a number of thousand {dollars}. She may even more than likely want to keep on an costly, prescription weight loss program for the remainder of her life. 

If you’d like to donate and help her, go to the Heaven Can Wait web site here.

If you have an interest in offering a loving dwelling to Bella or another dog that’s a part of Heaven Can Wait’s “Pups on Parole” program, attain out at [email protected] for extra info. 



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