Newark: Bella the German Shepherd is living her best life in her new home
Bella the German Shepherd is now living her best life in her new home.
She was rescued from the River Trent at Farndon in January last year when two dog walkers saw her struggling in the water after she was left to drown.
Her lead was tied to a large rock submerged in the water and she was taken for emergency vet treatment.
Bella, after spending 15 months recovering from her ordeal, found her forever home with owners Maggie and Charlie in April this year.
RSPCA Radcliffe has now given a update on Bella — that she is happy, settled in her new home and loving life.
"It is so rewarding for us to see the animals we rehabilitate getting all the love and care they deserve in their forever homes," said the centre.
"All we wanted for Bella was to restore her health as much as possible so she could live out the rest of her life knowing only kindness.
"Thank you to everyone who supported Bella through her tough journey of rehabilitation. Without this support, none of our work would be possible."
Charlene Latham, 32, formerly of Newark, was sentenced to a 12-month community order after she pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to Bella by attempting to drown her.
As well as the order she was fined £80, ordered to pay £200 costs and a £32 victim surcharge. She was also disqualified from keeping dogs for three years.