UK Registered Charity 1122246 This website would not be possible without the kind help of Tony Martin of the “AV Martin Charitable Foundation”

Educating, supporting, pet carers and vets on the prevention and treatment of resistant bacteria

The Bella Moss Foundation is a charity which promotes prudent antimicrobial use and hygiene in human and veterinary medicine. It was set up in 2005 by Jill Moss, an actress, following the death of her dog, Bella, from a badly managed MRSA infection, and has developed into an international champion of good practice linking patients and veterinary clients with best practice resources and access to good advice.

We offer informed support on the management of resistant bacteria and the resulting infections for

· Pet and owners with resistant infections

· Vets and veterinary nurses

· Doctors, nurses and pharmacists

· Farmers and agriculture

Our aim is to save lives through education via leaflets, posters, videos, and other media which promotes the responsible use of antibiotics regarding the management of resistant bacteria. We do this by collaborating with the public and major veterinary and human health academic institutions, government departments and leading researchers around the world, many of which are part of the One Health Initiative.

All the Bella Moss Foundations resources are developed and produced by volunteers.

To read more about Bella’s story Bella & Jill’s story

 

Latest News

November 18, 2017

To coincide with World Antibiotic Awareness Week (13-19th November), the Bella Moss Foundation and NOAH have teamed up to survey the depth of people’s knowledge on the relevance of antibiotics [&hellip

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November 12, 2017

We need your help! The Bella Moss Foundation and NOAH have teamed up with a survey to find out how much you know about antibiotics for you, your family and [&hellip

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All about infections

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Viruses vs Bacteria

The differences between bacteria and viruses Author – Elaine Pendlebury BA BSc  BVetMed DMS MRCVS  Senior Veterinary Surgeon (Science & Welfare) PDSA Bacteria (singular is bacterium) are one celled living organisms [&hellip

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MRSA in Farm Animals

In 2005, the first report on MRSA in pigs came from The Netherlands. A relation was found between MRSA positive persons and living on a pig farm or working with [&hellip

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Testing for MRSA

How do we test for MRSA? The only way to identify MRSA is to take a sample and analyse it in a laboratory. A culture can identify the bacteria and [&hellip

How we have Helped

We have a very special and sweet golden retriever male dog named Bud. Bud is the only puppy that I have not rescued but picked out of a litter. Actually [&hellip

Gary and Angel – Bud

Jill, I am so moved by your story. After talking to you today, I feel as though I’ve known you and even Bella for a long time. I went to [&hellip

Kim Bloomer

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"Bella’s death was the tip of the iceberg. I watched her suffer and die an unnecessary death, since I have worked tirelessly to help to reduce infection rates in animals. Every day MRSA and other serious infections affect the lives of hundreds of people and pets around the world. Bella has become a famous dog, leaving behind a legacy to other animals. Since Bella’s death we have helped save countless animals’ lives through early detection of MRSA and MRSP."
- Jill Moss

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