Wildlife SOS Rescues Abused Elephant ‘Bella’ and Races To Save Her Life; Urgent Donations Needed!

Photos by Wildlife SOS

This week, Wildlife SOS notified WAN about a dire situation regarding their recent elephant rescue. After receiving a call from the Forest Department alerting them to the deteriorating health of a female elephant in Northern India, they immediately dispatched a veterinary team with medical equipment to her location.


Tragically, they found the elephant lying on her side and unable to get up. Her legs had given out on her, the victim of years of abuse.

The Wildlife SOS team are calling her ‘Bella.’

“Bella came to us as a hospice case and we are hopeful that her inner strength will fuel her recovery. None of this would be possible without the support of animal lovers worldwide and our dedicated veterinarian team,” said Nikki Sharp, Executive Director of Wildlife SOS USA.

For the last several days the team has been giving Bella IV fluids, pain treatment, nutritious food, and wound management. She has responded positively to her treatments and with the help of a crane, they were able to get her to stand up.

Because she ultimately needs care that she can only receive in the elephant hospital, they made the difficult decision to load her onto an ambulance and move her immediately to safety, where she can get the care she needs.

Right now, the Wildlife SOS team is preparing to give Bella hospice care. However, miracles do happen, they’ve seen it before.

You can help Wildlife SOS provide Bella and other rescued elephants the urgent care they so desperately need. To Donate, CLICK HERE!

Wildlife SOS couldn’t do their lifesaving work without your help! DONATE HERE!

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