Meet Bela! Days away from being put to sleep, having two strikes against her - dumped at the shelter and heartworm positive, Bela didn't have much of a chance to get out of the shelter. A Christmas miracle saved her and she arrived at her foster home on 12/21/17! Bela was only ever in an outside lot with her original family, who separated and dumped her at the shelter. She seems to be unsure and a little timid around other dogs, resulting in her being a rough player, but not outwardly aggressive... she is still learning what playing is. Bela will need another dog that can correct/tolerate her play and lack of socialization. The shelter volunteers have become very fond of Bela in a short amount of time. They have earned her trust and really helped her come out of her shell! Bela is roughly 2yrs old and 30lbs. This dog tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito producing a positive test in six months. OPH will treat the dog and provide two weeks of recovery time prior to adoption. Potential adopters will receive detailed information on the disease and their role in completing the recovery process from OPH's heartworm coordinator. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable.