Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Need a Dog? This One Could Use Your Help

Posted By on Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 5:00 AM

This arrived overnight in the Scene's mailbox:

To the editor,

Last week, a friend of mine witnessed a man in a black truck dump a garbage bag into Mill Creek along Culbertson Road (off Nolensville Road). At first, she thought nothing of it. Then she realized that a dog who had plainly just given birth was desperately jumping up on the cab of the truck and then chasing it as it sped off. My friend was unable to get a tag number.

The next day, she saw the poor mother dog staring into the creek where her pups were drowned. The dog held vigil there for 2 days and 2 nights before a group of us was able to lure her into one of our cars and get her to our vet, PetMed on Bell Road. (The vet confirmed that the dog, who is less than a year old herself, had just given birth.) We got FOX17 News to do a story which aired last Thursday (March 11). The story shows the dog both at the creek and later at the vet.

We have temporarily named the dog Bella. Little Bella, who appears to be a pit bull/lab mix, is boarding at PetMed until this Friday (March 19). She has been dewormed and has had the necessary shots. She will be spayed this week. We have no idea where she's going when she's released on Friday, but a local trainer has agreed to work with Bella and her new owners free of charge.

This dog has lived through so much in her short life and has come a long way. She is beginning to trust again and obviously deserves a good home. Any chance you could get the word out somehow, if not in The Scene -- I realize you are not a dog-rescue service! -- at least maybe to your staff. I know that Walter Jowers just lost Rufus. Maybe he would be interested in Bella? (Just a thought.) Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Susan L. Comer

Brentwood, TN

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