Bella is coming home
Aug 20, 2014 | 1128 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Chatsworth resident Julie Wynn is a friend of the Sullivan family and has been instrumental in the return of Bella, a pit bull involved in a crash in Pennsylvania that killed her owner, Richard Sullivan.

Sullivan was a truck driver and carried Bella on his runs. The crash happened on Interstate 81 in Shippensburg, Pa., on August 3. Sullivan’s truck was involved in a fiery crash and died as a result.

Bella, two years old, was thrown from the truck and suffered major injuries.

“She had pelvic fractures, burns and she had to have one leg amputated,” Wynn said. “She had a type a road rash on her paws.

“I’m invloved in local animal rescue and a friend of the family,” Wynn said. “So after we received word of the crash, I contacted Karen Talbot and she is with Animal Aid USA in New Jersey. She took over fund raising, talking to the vet and dealing with issues there.

“She’s bringing her home. She is picking her up tonight. They are scheduled to arrive at City Park here in Chatsworth at 10 a.m. Thursday morning.

They had graphics added to the van in memorial to Richard. They come to Georgia once a month to rescue animals. And they have gotten information out to other truckers to flash lights during their drive.

“Three of the emergency services people who responded to the scene of the crash will be traveling with them so there will be a small convoy.”

“They raised just under $5,000 online through a website and Facebook,” Wynn said. Any money left over after the trip will be given to the Sullivan family for Bella’s future care and medical needs.

“She’s also been given food for life and rawhide bones for life and lots of money coming in for local rescue operations.”

The community is invited to city park to welcome Bella home.