Bello has found his forever home
For those of you who’ve been following us for a little while now, you’ve definitely heard of Bello. Bello is a blind, diabetic chihuahua with a happy-go-lucky disposition and a deep love for life. Bello has been through a lot in the past six months. In November, he was going to be euthanized because his previous owner could not afford the care for his diabetes. HEALS stepped in, and with the help of a foster mom, Jennifer, Bello was given a fresh chance on life.
As Jennifer began trying to re-home Bello, she came across a friendly and knowledgeable potential adopter — Joe. Joe already had three Chihuahuas (one of which was also blind and diabetic) so he ultimately decided he could not take in a fourth. Even though Joe didn’t adopt Bello, he stayed in touch with Jennifer and offered supplies, food, and plenty of treats whenever possible!
A few weeks ago, Bello had a flare-up of diabetes-related pancreatitis. He needed expensive emergency treatment, or he would not survive. After doing everything we could to get the funds together, Joe stepped in a took care of the bill. Little Bello came out of the ICU as happy as ever, and it was then that Joe decided it was time to take Bello in.
Yesterday, Joe drove six hours both ways to pick up his new family member! He brought his trusty companion Fredo (a 21-year-old Chihuahua) along for the journey, and the rest is history. Bello now lives along is three brothers — Fredo, Macho, and Baby Boy. Joe told us that last night, when the boys were getting ready to go to bed, Fredo gave Bello his blanket to help comfort him to sleep.
We’re so happy to have played a role in a story like this with such a happy ending. We’re touched by the kindness of Joe and Jennifer and all they’ve done to give Bello a happy life.