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 is a not for profit charity, started in 2007. It helps save lives through the early detection of infections in animals. Set up by Jill Moss after her beloved Bella (her 10-year-old Samoyed dog) became the first recorded dog to die of the human strain of MRSA in the UK.

Eight years on, this entirely volunteer-led charity has achieved big things. Every day we provide 24 hour advice and support for people and their pets with infections, we facilitate educational training for doctors, vets and nurses through conferences and training and we have produced professionally endorsed infection control guidelines for vets. We have also produced videos and posters and leaflets for pet owners on the responsible use of antibiotics and hand hygiene and consistently highlight the message that people and pets need not suffer from MRSA and other serious infections that can be prevented with better clinical protocols and responsible use of antibiotics.

We want to continue to provide free education for vets, doctors and pet owners but we can not do this without your help.

The Bella Moss Foundation is asking everyone to ask all of their friends and colleagues to donate this Christmas – as much or as little as you feel able to give – to help us continue to provide educational materials, ongoing training and a unique clinical advice helpline, which depends entirely on our clinical advisors and volunteers.

Have a happy, healthy and very Merry Christmas!

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All about 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


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


MRSA in Pigs

In spite of worrying reports of the spread of MRSA ST398 in pigs in Europe and N. America, in two recent, major EU surveys (EFSA 2009, 2010) the UK pig industry was [&hellip

How we have Helped

This is a story about a little min-pin named Princess, her blessed owner Patty, and the friends they met along their journey, the Bella Moss foundation, which, without them, our [&hellip


Our beautiful Golden Retriever, Corky T. (for trouble and terrific) Miles suffered with allergies for most of his life. Although he took many pills everyday to manage these allergies along [&hellip

Milt and Sue – Corky T

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