Little puppy Bella was the delight of a young woman who, as often happens in a 20 year-old’s life, decided to temporarily “stash” Bella with her mom. Her mom didn’t know Bella was deaf, but she wasn’t housing a puppy in her house 24/7. So Bella was tied outside. Months passed, and her daughter hadn’t returned from Florida, so Bella was surrendered to Floyd County Animal Control. The inmates determined that Bella was deaf and brought her to our attention. Bella’s story of abandonment went viral and she was adopted by a new family who loves her dearly and cares for her special needs.