Rescue girl Bella just waiting for the love and TLC she needs

This beautiful girl was condemned to die a slow and lingering death for no other reason than she was a street dog.

Bella was scooped up off the streets in a purge of street dogs and dumped in a filth-ridden shelter, just left there to perish in a disease ridden hell-hole.

She was one of more than 30 dogs captured and dumped in what was later dubbed a Death Camp as part of a new crackdown on street dogs.

Bella settling well now she is safe in the AFOT Sanctuary

The camp was discovered last October by animal welfare volunteers and they sent out a desperate alert for help.

The plea reached our ears at Animal Friends of Turkey and we heard them. We immediately set to work with others to rescue all the dogs that had been left there to die in their own filth.

We worked alongside other rescue groups in Turkey to get the job done and what we found when we arrived there was utterly heartbreaking.

Bella is a gorgeous girl in need of love and affection

The dogs had all been dumped there and left with no food and water. It was a breeding ground for disease and the condition of many of the dogs when we pulled them out of there was pitiful beyond belief.

Bella was one of nine dogs rescued from the camp that camp straight into AFOT care.

When she came into AFOT care she was in such a bad way.

Bella has fully recovered from her ordeal and is now a healthy girl

She had a terrible case of scabies with her coat falling out everywhere. She was malnourished and totally beaten down.

Bella was taken straight to the AFOT sanctuary after a visit to our vet before being placed in quarantine for 2 weeks.

As with the other death camp dogs taken in she recovered well and her spirits began to lift as soon as she realised she was finally safe and being cared for.

Bella is such a pretty girl now

Today she weighs in the region of 18-20 kg and she is estimated to be 2 years old . 

She is not as confident as some of the others. However, she gets on very well with other dogs even if she is inclined to take her self off if they get too much for her. 

She can still be a little intimidated with the more loud ones. 

Bella is still under assessment but she should be ready to travel by the end of May.

When we have found her a home she will leave the sanctuary and move in to home foster care to gain experience of living in the home.

Bella is a gorgeous girl who loves a good fuss


Bella is a really friendly and gorgeous looking girl. She is totally loveable and she will only blossom with the right patient handling and care that she needs.

So if you feel you could be that special person for Bella then please check out what’s involved in taking on one of our rescue dogs by clicking this link and reading our Dog Adoption Policy guidelines.

A home check is always made and while there is no adoption fee required, we do ask for a donation with all our dogs to help towards our costs.

If you want to register your interest in Bella or are interested in providing a loving home for one of our rescue dogs in general then please complete and submit our Dog Adoption Registration form.