A local animal rescue, Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals (ESMA), took her under its wing, getting her much-needed medical attention.
And, perhaps most importantly, they got Bella a lifeline - across the world to SNARR, which specializes in urgent, often difficult cases.
The two groups frequently coordinate rescues, matching dogs in desperate situations in Egypt with families in the U.S.
In May 2015, Bella flew farther than she ever could have imagined from her festering former balcony. A woman in Massachusetts had agreed to foster her. From there, she found her forever home.
Today, Bella, who is nearly 2 years old, lives in Houston, Texas. With a couple of humans. And a new doggy brother.