In May 2019, Michael Crocker adopted Bella, an adorable little Labrador mix, from a shelter located close to his college in Alabama, USA. Soon, they became the best of friends.
By, 29 Nov 2019
Just a few weeks after adopting her, Michael, decided to drive home to California for the summer holidays. By the time he reached Arizona, he was exhausted, but wanted to keep going in order to get home sooner.
A disastrous accident
Unfortunately, this was a terrible decision. Michael fell asleep behind the wheel, veering his car straight off the road and into a sign. When Michael regained consciousness, he was in a daze and badly injured. But the first thing he asked was where Bella was…
Sadly, Bella was no where to be found. Michael assumed that she had run away from the site of the accident in a panic.
Michael’s parents did everything they could to help their son find his dog. They printed signs and created a Facebook group. But it was all in vain.
Finally, they approached a shelter for help. A volunteer named Cheryl offered to help the family, and returned to the site of the accident. She thought the little pup couldn’t have gone far.
A lucky fate
And she was right! Just a few steps away from where the car had turned over, Cheryl heard faint whining noises. She followed the sound, and soon found terrified Bella. Her lead had gotten wrapped around a bush, and she had been unable to free herself for weeks!
Michael was overwhelmed with joy when he was reunited with Bella again. He thought he had lost her forever!
Let this be a reminder to all readers – do not drive when you are tired, and ALWAYS restrain your dog in the car.
We wish Michael and Bella the best moving forward.