• BridgetB

THUMBELINA - Living the life she deserves

Updated: 4 days ago

Thumbelina is just one example of the sadder and heartbreaking side of rescue.

In April 2021 one of the Phoenix managers was contacted by a member of the public with the following plea:


I'm messaging you to ask for help. It's regarding a French bulldog who is living near me under awful conditions and used purposely for breeding and kept outside in a small wooden kennel on a metal chain with just a piece of carpet. Being a French lover, I was shocked at seeing these 5 puppies and mum in cold outdoor kennels with a piece of old dirty carpet. That night I couldn’t sleep, I had to stop as I was constantly in tears (this was last year). I get info from a friend about him and she's still being bred and to my knowledge must be about 7 to 8 years old. Apparently he's giving her till March to come into season and if not he's getting rid of her.


The Phoenix team, and this incredible volunteer, worked closely to make sure that this beautiful little girl would no longer have any more litters.


Many people followed this little girl's sad story when coming into Phoenix. She spent all her life outside in a wooden box on a short chain and was used for breeding purposes only!


Thumbelina's amazing foster family turned her life around. She now sleeps happily in a warm bed with blankets and is loved beyond belief.


Bella now loves her human sisters and walks with them everyday to school and back and has for the first time been able to see and experience the beach and the sea. She has come on so much since arriving and the best part of her story is that she's not going anywhere - her foster family adopted her!

What a happy ending she can now live out the rest of her life knowing she will be cared for in her forever home.


Updates will follow.


Thumbelina is currently not available for adoption so please do not submit an application for her.





(May 2021)














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