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

“The Bella Moss Foundation began in 2007, several months after the death of my beloved companion Samoyed, Bella, developed meticillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) following ligament surgery on her knee. Bella was the first publicly recorded dog to die of the human strain of MRSA”

(Jill Moss president  & founder BMF)
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“It seemed impossible to me that she should have lost her life because of a preventable infection, but at the time very little was known about MRSA in animals. I became determined that no-one else should have to feel so alone and helpless, and with that goal in mind, the Bella Moss Foundation was born”.   Nobody at The Foundation receives an income and we rely on donations and volunteers and goodwill to do our work.
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Our uniqueness as a charity is that we bridge the gap between human and animal medicine in the care and treatment of antibiotic-resistant infections. We do this through education  and collaboration with our board of clinical advisors and educational partners.  View our  partners and collaborations and clinical advisors

Although we principally focus on animal health and welfare, the impact of our work crosses the human-animal boundary. The Bella Moss Foundation is allied to the One Health Initiative in that we are dedicated to improving the lives of all species – human to animal – through collaboration between human and veterinary medicine. http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/

WHAT WE DO WITH THE HELP OF OUR EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS  AND ADVISORS

The Foundation works to support, inform, advise and educate pet owners whose pets develop, or are at risk of developing, resistant infections.

Two volunteers with Jill at Cruft’s and a recovered MRSA dog

We offer relevant information on resistant infections and their prevention through our main website, our educational literature, and through our presence at companion animal events.

We provide up-to-date information and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to vets and vet nurses.

Newspaper photo of the speakers and organisers of the 1st International Conference on MRSA in Animals, 2006

We also collaborate with human and animal health organisations to disseminate the latest academic research in antimicrobial  resistance  and engage with parliamentary groups to promote the foundation’s activities on animal health and welfare issues.

Did you know...

A small proportion of the human population carry MRSA without knowing it and without any ill-effects.

All about infections

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Skin Infections & Pyoderma

1. How significant is infected dermatitis to the overall health of a dog? Superficial bacterial skin infections or pyoderma rarely cause significant illness. The clinical signs include itching, pustules, scaling [&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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Spotting Infections

Infections can generally be treated successfully with a single course of antibiotics, which may come in the form of creams or ointments, injections, or tablets, and many infections will even [&hellip

How we have Helped

Zack Weeks-Brown is yet another Samoyed who contracted nosocomial MRSA, at a university vet hospital in February 2006. Fortunately, his surgical site was not involved, and he suffered “only” a [&hellip

Jill Beth Brown – Zack

My dog Makena is 10 years old and has always been my little buddy who always seemed to bring joy into my life. She had been sick for some time [&hellip

Kathleen – Makena

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