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Bella Foundation SPCA – OKC

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Bella Foundation – Our Story

The Bella Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Oklahoma City created to assist low-income, elderly or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care when it cannot be afforded.

Every year thousands of animals are euthanized or sent home to die because the people who love them cannot financially absorb the cost of veterinary care.  Stray and abandoned animals haveeven fewer options when brought into a clinic or veterinary office with no owner to pay for their care.

Pic 1At The Bella Foundation, webelieve every animal deserves to receive the best possible care regardless of the owner’s ability to pay.  When an owner brings an animal into a clinic for care and cannot afford the cost, the attending veterinarian can contact The Bella Foundation for assistance.  If assistance is given, the owner must agree to volunteer 8 hours of their time at either The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter or their local shelter.  Stray or abandoned animals are cared for with no stipulation attached. We also require that every animal sponsored by us be spayed/neutered and microchipped.   Microchipping is an inexpensive way to reunite lost pets with the owners who are responsible for them.

Our name, The Bella Foundation, has three meanings.  First, Bella was a puppy that we barely got to know but fell in love with the moment we met her.  She was adopted from a local shelter on a Saturday afternoon in July of 2006.  Although we did not know it, she came home with us already stricken with parvo and an upper respiratory infection.  Even with the best care available, she died Monday night.  Losing her was one of the hardest things we have experienced and we still miss her to this day.   Our organization was founded in her honor and in remembrance of her short but meaningful life.

Secondly, Bella stands for “Because Every Little Life is Amazing”.    Although they cannot speak, animals still feel pain and suffering.   If we can somehow alleviate that suffering, then we are fulfilling our purpose.

Third and finally, the Italian word “bella” translates to “beautiful” in English, helping any creature great or small is a beautiful thing.

Every dollar counts.  Please help us save a life.  Donate today and know that your donation is helping a little heart beat stronger.

Thank you,
Eric McCune
President, co-founder

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