We wanted her to have a beautiful name to grow into. Her starvation, abuse and neglect is evidenced by bones so close to piercing through her skin that it has the effect of fingers on a chalk board. When we removed the oversized temporary fly mask provided by Animal Control and saw her hungry, pleading, and suffering eyes we were committed to her immediately. Our volunteers and neighbors have responded with empathy, love and support for this fragile new friend. We are honored and privileged to do this deeply meaningful work. For today, we carry a heaviness in our heart that these atrocities occur against innocent animals that have no voice of their own. For the future, we look forward to the day when on Monday rounds Susan turns to Kimberly and says ” Bella is getting too fluffy, let’s cut back on lunch “.