CHATHAM COUNTY, NC (WTVR) – A puppy that survived an attack by one of her owners is out of surgery and will soon need a new home. Bella, a three-month-old terrier mix, was found in the woods near her North Carolina home last month.
Niahmetrius Williams, 23, is accused of trying to cut off one of Bella’s legs while he fought with his girlfriend. The couple owned Bella together.
“Better than what I expected,” veterinarian Dr. Elaine Holmes said about Bella’s current condition. “Especially in the right knee. I was really concerned at the time of surgery that I was doing what I could but it wasn’t going to be good enough. That’s how severe the damage was.”
Williams is charged with cruelty to animals and assault.
Bella will soon be available for adoption through Chatham Animal Rescue and Education.