There is not a dog on this Earth who doesn’t deserve a happy, loving home.
Many sweet fur babies find their forever families, like this sweet little pup who landed in a happy home after years of abuse.
Others aren’t so lucky and end up living on the street, scrounging for scraps most of their lives.
This is especially true when dogs aren’t spayed or neutered, leaving the stray population to spiral out of control.
Unfortunately, that was the tragic case for an incredible sweet girl named Belle, a lab and hound mix found on the streets of South Africa.
Most heartbreaking of all, Belle was literally carpeted in blood-sucking ticks, especially on her tender ears and eyelids.
Thankfully, the kind folks at CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare) found Belle in time and completely transformed her life.
Scroll through below to learn more about Belle’s tough start in life and the beautiful way that kind people gave her a new lease on life.
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