Three days after she was surrendered, Bella shakes and is too scared to move

In Branford, Connecticut Bella was surrendered on Thursday by her owner to the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter. Too often the excuses for dumping dogs at animal shelters are the same; too much work, can’t pay for the training or don’t have the time to give the dog what he needs.

Meet Bella.

This is what happens when a dog is surrendered to a shelter too many times.

Meet Bella.

This is her shaking, refusing to make eye contact, refusing to eat and too scared to move from one spot.

Meet Bella.

She has completely given up, and this is just three days after her owner left her and walked away.

Check out her video:

Bella is sad and scared

Every day "owners" give up dogs to our shelter because the dog becomes too much work or they don't want to pay for training or they no longer have the time to dedicate to what the dog needs. If you are adopting an animal, it should be considered a lifetime commitment. Just know that when you give your dog up many times this is what happens once they are put into the kennel, they shake, they won't look at you, or eat, they are too scared to move from their spot. Bella is still this scared 3 days later. : (

Posted by Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter on Sunday, October 27, 2019

Collectively everyone’s heart breaks when they see Bella and her video, but we can all make a difference. Share her plight with approved rescues, friends, family and social media contacts. Encourage people not to shop, but to adopt their next best friend. Share Bella’s picture and help her find someone who will treasure her, love her and be with her for her entire life.

“If you are adopting an animal, it should be considered a lifetime commitment.”

For more information about Bella, please contact the following:

749 E Main St (104.37 mi)
Branford, Connecticut 06405
(203) 315-4125
Please contact the shelter directly. Pet Rescue Report is not the point of contact.

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