Bentley, incidentally, was waiting for weeks for a stroke of good luck. And that’s just what this three-and-a-half-year-old Bully Breed-Labrador Retriever mix finally received! He entered the Hampton County Animal Shelter in South Carolina as a stray on May 18th. He sat quietly until he was finally noticed by the good folks with the Mary Ann Morris Animal Society (MAMAS) shelter in nearby Bamberg County. They pulled him and took him to the MAMAS shelter. A very, very good boy, Bentley had waited for a rescue for weeks as his combination of breed and heartworm positive status made it hard for him to find a haven.
On June 7th, Ruthie Rish of MAMAS reached out to RADAR, asking for our financial help with Bentley’s heartworm treatment. Almost Home Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania wanted Bentley to join their rescue but his heartworms needed to be treated first. RADAR agreed to help, and Bentley had his back-to-back heartworm treatments on June 8th and 9th.
“Bentley is just one of those dogs you have to help!” Ruthie said. “He is so friendly and gets along with everyone and everything. He doesn’t meet a stranger, has good manners and is the perfect example of the kind of dog who deserves help. Bentley is housebroken and crate trained, energetic but also enjoys resting quietly in his crate. He especially loves squeaky toys and being petted.” Bentley was a big hit on transport. Rachael said that “Bentley just might be one of the sweetest pups I have had the privilege to ride shot gun!” He spent the night at Laura’s house and she said that “he thinks hardwood is suspicious and stairs are for another day, but his big sigh makes me think he’s comfortable.” Be sure to view more photos in Bentley’s gallery.
RADAR paid all of Bentley’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $270.
UPDATE! All funds for Bentley have been raised! Thank you!
While RADAR is no longer asking for donations for our nonprofit, we ask that you check out some of our rescue partners and make a donation to one or more of them.
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Bentley:
If you are interested in adopting Bentley, please contact Almost Home Dog Rescue.
Added on June 28, 2020.