Silver-Belle’s Second Chance


Beautiful Silver-Belle has quickly stolen our hearts! This 2-year-old Shepherd mix was hit by a truck in the middle of the night shortly before Thanksgiving, but her sweet personality and loving demeanor have persevered despite her journey.

When Good Samaritans caught the incident on their security camera, they rushed to her aid and tried to care for her. In need of extensive medical care, they brought her to the San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) hoping we could help. Despite that moment of uncertainty, there was a silver lining for Silver Belle with our medical team determined to give her a second chance.


Silver-Belle had many abrasions from the accident, including a fractured humerus and a completely torn CCL (similar to the ACL in a human’s knee). She was also heavily lactating and likely gave birth to puppies just days before her injuries. On top of everything, she also tested positive for heartworms upon intake. Despite the odds, Silver-Belle has recovered beautifully after three orthopedic surgeries, a spay surgery, and a FULL course of heartworm treatment. After 100 days of care, SAHS Associate Veterinarian Dr. Amanda Preczewski says she is finally ready to find her forever home.

“I believe she will thrive with an active family who can keep her safe and show her the love that she deserves,” Dr. Preczewski shared. “I truly don’t know how such a big personality fits into her little 40-lb self. She is extremely intelligent and communicative and will tell you what she’s thinking and what she wants (usually treats) with her facial expressions and funny grumbles. She loves to be outside and really loves sniff walks but is also a great cuddle buddy when she’s tired and will lay in your lap and just take in all the attention.”

It was clear Silver-Belle was a special dog as soon as she arrived at the SAHS. She loves saying hi to everyone she meets and is so affectionate. According to Rehab Tech Michael Johnson, she’s also too smart for her own good.

“She has been such a funny and spectacular dog to work with! Sometimes, she demands to go to the rehab room simply because she knows that’s where she can get her peanut butter. Considering the severity of her injuries, she’s gotten to live a life of luxury. Massages, laser therapy, slow walks, and, of course, lots of treats. I’m so excited to watch her go free to a family that deserves her,” Johnson added.

Silver-Belle found her forever home in July 2023 and is living her best life with her family!

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The San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no-kill organization that has served Bexar County and its surrounding areas since 1952. The SAHS shelters, medically treats, and rehabilitates thousands of dogs and cats every year.

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