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PETITION TARGET: Nottingham Magistrates Court

Thrown into the icy waters of the River Trent with a large rock tied to her neck, Bella, a 10-year-old Belgian Shepherd, desperately fought for her life, struggling to stay above water before a heroic passerby rescued her from drowning.

Without someone to pull her out of the freezing, winter water, Bella would have died.

The police, who called Bella’s abuse “very shocking” and “totally unacceptable,” traced the cruelty back to Charlene Latham, who has pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering in front of the Nottingham Magistrates Court, and to a 32-year-old man who denied the allegations.

Bella deserves justice after enduring such horrific abuse. We must speak out to ensure that innocent dogs like her are free from harm and potential death.

Sign this petition urging the Nottingham Magistrates Court to prosecute those responsible for Bella’s suffering to the fullest extent of the law, including a life-long ban on ever having animals. 

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