When Belle was left at a public shelter in Chicago, Illinois, she was shaking and drooling so much that her entire face was drenched with saliva. She wasn’t sick. She was absolutely terrified.
Luckily, rescuers with the Trio Animal Foundation, or TAF, were passing by and were immediately struck by her desperate appearance. She was living in a state of constant fear, frozen in one spot, vomiting often due to stress. They decided to take her in to their shelter, where they could help set her up in a special room.
At first, Belle was too frightened to move, but her tail slowly began to wag as the rescuers spent more time with her. In her own little room at TAF, she was constantly nervous, jumping at the slightest sound and refusing to eat. But staff worked hard to make her feel comfortable, and in just a few days, she had transformed and opened up.
Belle’s laid back, relaxed, and mellow personality makes her very easygoing, so now, she enjoys spending time just hanging out with staff at TAF. She isn’t up for adoption just yet, as she has a knee condition and might need surgery to fix it soon, in which case she’ll remain with TAF until she’s recovered. But when the time is right, we hope she’ll find her new forever home fast!
Images & Feature Image Source: Trio Animal Foundation