Belle’s story continues – the next chapter

Belle, when she first found early December 2013 weighing just 7 pounds.
Belle, when she first found early December 2013 weighing just 7 pounds.

In December, we brought you the story of Belle, believed to be a pit bull pup, that was found near death’s door in the middle of the road. At the time, Walton Animal Guild’s blog, reported that the driver said it was “almost as if she was saying ‘go ahead, run me over, please.’”

But that was then.

Belle spent the next two months in the tender loving care of WAG foster mom Melanie Zajac. Her recovery was actively followed by many in the community. It was reported in Monroe Local News as Belle’s Christmas Miracle continued.

And now, there is a new chapter in Belle’s story.

The Graham family adopted Belle, the rescued pit bull pup in February, 2014. Photo credit: Walton Animal Guild
The Graham family adopted Belle, the rescued pit bull pup in February, 2014. Photo credit: Walton Animal Guild

This month, a happy, healthy Belle was adopted by a family who had follow her progress from the beginning.

This was posted on the WAG Facebook page with the accompanying photo on Feb. 1, 2014.

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: BELLE has been ADOPTED!! Thanks to the Graham family, for deciding they wanted to give Belle the forever home she deserves. The Grahams have adopted from WAG before, they have been supporters for a few years now. Here she is, leaving Melanie’s house, with her new family! Congrats Belle, WAG and Melanie will miss you, but the Graham family has promised to give us updates from time to time!

“I am having a hard time with this, but I know it is for the best. There will be another dog that needs me,” said Zajac, who had been largely responsible for nursing Belle back to health. “I am attached in a way, but Belle found a great family.”

Belle, in her new home. Photo credit: Walton Animal Guild
Belle, in her new home. Photo credit: Walton Animal Guild

The community of animal lovers in Walton County had actively followed Belle’s progress and were eager to keep up with her as she continues going from strength to strength in her new home. The Grahams have offered to do that and have been posting updates on the WAG Facebook page. They posted this message after taking Belle home. They also posted a video of an exuberant Belle enjoying some playtime with her new sister. It leaves little doubt that her early beginnings are a distant memory. She has learned to enjoy life to the fullest.

Thank you all for the warm wishes and congratulations for the honor of adopting Belle into our family. We have two other dogs and the three are already good friends and part way through day two all three have already exhausted themselves. My family loved Belle from the moment we saw that first hairless picture of someone who clearly had such spirit. Thank you goes to Melanie Jean Zajac and the team for all of the work, and more importantly, love they shared with Belle to get her to where she is today. I have had a few of you ask that I keep you posted on Belle’s progress. I want to assure all of you that we will continue to share pictures and stories of Belle. She is too precious and sweet to not share with others!

Maggie.
Maggie.

So while Zajac was sad to see Belle go, she is very happy she has gone to a loving home. And for Zajac, it is on to the next wounded soul that needs her help. Maggie, the catahula mix is her next big project.

Read Maggie’s story here and find out how you can help.

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