This 6 years old little girl hears strange noises coming from a hole that makes her run home to call her dad.
One day in 2014, a little girl named Cara Bideau, 6 years old from Eglinton, Northern Ireland, immediately called for help after hearing strange noises coming from a waste ground. As she approached the sound, she discovered a dog trapped in a concrete hole. Upon realizing the urgency of the situation, she hurried home to ask for help to her father, Kenny Bideau.
As Mr. Bideau arrived at the place, he discovered that the elderly boxer had been intentionally left the dog down the concrete hole where he found the rocks and wooden pallets placed over the whole to prevent the dog from escaping.
Bideau told Belfast Telegraph: “Cara came home and said a pup had fallen down a manhole, but when I went with her back to where the dog was I could see that wasn’t the case at all.”
Mr. Bideau managed to pull the boxer out from the hole and was shooked with the dog’s condition. The dog’s ribs were sticking out and were blind. It is clear that the dog was purposely discarded and left to starve. He said:
“It is beyond my understanding how anyone could be this callous.”
The dog was named Bella and was saved by a family who loves animals. Bideau family took Bella home and fed which the starved boxer gulped down in less than 15 seconds. The exhausted dog even fell asleep on the sofa with Bideau’s 15-year-old son, Ethan.
Later, Mr. Bideau contacted the Rainbow Rehoming Centre, a veterinary center which Bella was taken. Judging Bella’s worn teeth, Helen Davies, the founder of the Rainbow Rehoming Centre, told Derry Journal: “She might have been chained up and may have been biting at the chain.”
Also, Bella’s uterus has an infection which the vet believes the dog was kept for extensive breeding and then dumped when she could no longer give birth. According to Davies, a boxer pup could be sold for “maybe £300,” which is just under US$400
Davies also revealed that Bella is not the only dog suffering like this.
“I have lost count of the number of times we have come across instances like this boxer dog where animals have been used to churn out pups for sale by people who run puppy farms, and they are getting away with it.”
The Londonderry Sentinel reported that within one day, the story reached 450,000 people and many people expressed their wishes to give Bella a loving home.
Davies added: “There is a lot of positives coming out of this story.”
Unfortunately, Bella passed away the following year in 2015 after spending some happy moments of her life.
“Sleep well little lady RIP Bella,” wrote Rainbow Rehoming Centre in an online tribute.
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