Bentley’s been through bad times, but he’s ready for a brand-new life! A four- to six-year-old Hound-Lab mix, this guy arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on November 29th as a stray. Bentley had a luxated right hip, crooked back legs, and wobbly gait that had the veterinarian who examined him feeling that Bentley may have been hit by a car or sustained an injury that was left untreated, and that surgery was not an option. To top it all off, Bentley was heartworm positive, which would make finding a rescue or adopter that much harder.
On January 10th, Peppertree Rescue in New York offered to take Bentley, but they could only do so if his heartworm treatment costs could be covered. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, wasted no time in seeking our help. We agreed, and Bentley was safe! He received his heartworm treatment on January 15th.
“Bentley was fast to capture the hearts of many folks as soon as he arrived at the shelter,” Susan said. “He is the sweetest dog ever. I could honestly see him working as a therapy dog visiting folks in the hospital and in need of a gentle bedside companion. He is patient, and really wonderful around kids, loves interacting with other dogs and loves everyone he meets!” Click here to view more photos of Bentley.
RADAR paid all of Bentley’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $272.
UPDATE! All funds for Bently have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Bentley:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Gail Lowe; Brian Mertz; Carole Duzich; AmazonSmile; Jody Ogilvie; Linda Ferrell, in honor of Sunburst Foundation foster canines past & present; Cat Dufresne; Shawn Brooks; Robert Cameron
If you are interested in adopting Bentley, please contact Peppertree Rescue.
Added on February 3, 2019.