A memorial has been held for Samoyed Bella, the first recorded dog to die of MRSA in the UK. Owner Jill Moss, who has been campaigning to raise awareness of the risks of MRSA to pets, planted a white cherry blossom tree in memory of Bella who died from MRSA following an operation for a torn ligament.
She was joined by a group of owners whose dogs have also been infected by the superbug and been helped by the Bella Moss Foundation, the charity set up by Jill. Jill said: "Every year white cherry blossom will bloom in memory of Bella. Every year owners who have suffered the trauma of having a pet with MRSA will join us for a get together and every day I shall continue to campaign for better veterinary care in this country."
For more information about the Bella Moss Foundation visit www.thebellamossfoundation.com