The Bella Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Oklahoma City created to assist low-income, elderly or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care when it cannot be afforded. Every year thousands of animals are euthanized or sent home to die because the people who love them cannot financially absorb the cost of veterinary care. Stray and abandoned animals have even fewer options when brought into a clinic or veterinary office with no owner to pay for their care.
At The Bella Foundation, we believe every animal deserves to receive the best possible care regardless of the owner’s ability to pay. When an owner brings an animal into a clinic for care and cannot afford the cost, the attending veterinarian can contact The Bella Foundation for assistance. If assistance is given, the owner must agree to volunteer 8 hours of their time at either The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter or their local shelter. Stray or abandoned animals are cared for with no stipulation attached. We also require that every animal sponsored by us be spayed/neutered and microchipped. Microchipping is an inexpensive way to reunite lost pets with the owners who are responsible for them.
Third and finally, the Italian word "bella" translates to "beautiful" in English, helping any creature great or small is a beautiful thing.Click to learn more!