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

MRSA and other resistant bacteria affect the lives of hundreds of people and pets around the world every day. The Bella Moss Foundation is a unique charity supported by government departments and veterinary and pet owner organisations for its work in companion animal welfare.

Bella has become a famous dog, leaving behind a legacy to help save the lives of so many animals. Help us help others by donating

Beautiful Momo, a black cat with one perfectly shaped white heart on her chest, came to Joe and Lori Spagnoli in the USA homeless one day, and of course they took her in. She changed their lives in the best of ways and brought and continues to bring them unlimited unconditional love every single day.


One day in 2005, Momo was at her vet for a routine physical and teeth cleaning. While there she also had a urinalysis done which involves the insertion of a needle into the bladder. Shortly after Momo returned home, Lori came to learn that their other cat, Fluffy, had a urinary tract infection, and after a culture, that it was MRSA. Fluffy was given targeted antibiotics and, lucky for him, he cleared the infection. Lori then learned on November 12, 2005, that Momo had the same infection. She wasn’t so lucky. Momo was treated with antibiotics for two years, and still she had MRSA. The vet said there were virtually no antibiotics left to try. In desperation, Lori went online and began researching MRSA. in this way, they discovered The Bella Moss Foundation.

In that instant, Momo’s fate changed. Where she was hopeless, now there was hope. Where they were alone, now they had the selfless help from Vikkie, the Reiki Healer. Because of the Foundation, Momo chose to participate in the Canadian MRSA study conducted by Dr Scott Weese and Meredith Faires, and their unselfish involvement and input have helped guide Momo’s family and many other pet owners to make better and more informed life-saving choices. The Foundation, also introducted them to Bella’s homeopathic veterinarian, Dr Richard Allport, whom the Spagnolis credit unconditionally as 2012 marks the celebration of Momo’s 19th birthday on this earth. Lori, Joe, and Momo have learned there is no ocean too wide believing that by that moment of divine internet intervention they went from nothing to everything they could possibly need to make a difference. For this and for so much more, they are eternally grateful to Bella who gave her life, so others may live.

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May 8, 2019

  10 years ago Louise became a volunteer for the Ballymoss foundation not only was she a great factory nurse but also a gifted author. Louise has a unique talent [&hellip

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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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MRSA and other bacteria are mostly spread by direct contact, but can also be spread by air currents or by sneezes or coughs.

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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

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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 Horses

Staphylococcus aureus can also be found in the nose, intestinal tract or skin of a small percentage of normal, healthy horses, although the frequency with which it is found varies [&hellip

How we have Helped

I have a little Bichon Frise called Libby who is nearly 10 years old so when she tore her crucial ligament and my vet advised an operation I was happy [&hellip

Ruth Reynolds – Libby

I lost my beautiful Rosie on July 25th 2007. She had been ill with skin / allergy problems and also cervical disc disease for several years. In January 2007 she [&hellip

Heather – Rosie

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