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‘The Wonder Dog’

April 29, 2020

A Morehead City dog is bringing joy and inspiration to those she meets and needs the community’s help in the American Humane Hero Dog Awards.

Bella is an 11-year-old pug and Boston mix who is paralyzed on the back half of her body; she is also nearly blind. Bella’s owner Ann Carpenter says Bella does not let her limitations get her down. She has her own book, Bella The Wonder Dog, which helps children embrace their uniqueness, and she is also a certified therapy dog. Bella’s book is available for purchase online at Barnes & Noble or Lulu. To vote for Bella in the American Human Hero Dog Awards, visit its website.

“As a therapy dog, what she does is she goes to nursing homes, schools, all kinds of places, we’ve gone to the Autism Society,” Carpenter explains. “Her job as a therapy dog is to bring joy to people, and she totally does that.”

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