I spotted Bella in my backyard a few times. I tried to call her over to pet her but she was too scared to come close to me and would run back into the woods. On day three of seeing her, I had some tasty treats. She still wouldn’t come to me. I threw the treats as far as I could and gradually she came closer. She was very anorexic, half of her hair was missing, and she had fleas. Judging by her looks, she was probably fending for herself in the woods for at least a month, probably several months.
Bella obviously wasn’t good at catching her own food. I called the animal shelter and searched online for anyone who was looking for. No one was looking her.
It took her a few days to gain trust in me. Just by watching her behavior, it seems she was physically abused by her previous owners. She was scared of cars, collars/harnesses, leashes, loud noises, and VERY frightened of people. She didn’t even know how to play with a toy and wouldn’t even put one in her mouth.
Since she has been living with me, her foster mom, her fear of many things has lessened. She is now playing with toys and she is always asking for affection. Bella gives kisses non-stop, and rolls on her back for pets.
Sweet Bella is looking forward to her new home. She has A LOT of love to give. Will you be the lucky person to get it??
If you would like to meet Bella, contact Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-300-8146. Adoption application is online at www.almosthometn.org. Adoption fee is $200.
Application required, you can fill it out online, www.almosthometn.org