Bentley the dog belonging to Dallas Ebola victim Nina Pham wins sympathy and support

Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center photo shows Bentley the dog being transported in Dallas. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center photo shows Bentley the dog being transported in Dallas. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center photo shows Bentley the dog being transported in Dallas. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center photo shows Bentley the dog being transported in Dallas. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Ms Nina Pham, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, was diagnosed with Ebola. -- PHOTO: PHAM FAMILY
Ms Nina Pham, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, was diagnosed with Ebola. -- PHOTO: PHAM FAMILY
A man wearing a hazardous material suit prepares to remove Bentley from the home of Ebola patient Nina Pham, in this handout picture released by the City of Dallas, Texas on Oct 13, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A man wearing a hazardous material suit prepares to remove Bentley from the home of Ebola patient Nina Pham, in this handout picture released by the City of Dallas, Texas on Oct 13, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Ms Nina Pham's Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Bentley. -- PHOTO: NINA PHAMA
Ms Nina Pham's Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Bentley. -- PHOTO: NINA PHAMA
Bentley, the dog belonging to Ebola patient Nina Pham, is seen playing with health care workers wearing Hazmat suits, in this recent undated combination of pictures released by the Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center in Dallas, Texas on Oct 17
Bentley, the dog belonging to Ebola patient Nina Pham, is seen playing with health care workers wearing Hazmat suits, in this recent undated combination of pictures released by the Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center in Dallas, Texas on Oct 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

DALLAS, TEXAS - Support continues to pour in for Bentley, a one-year-old King Charles Spaniel, whose owner is Ms Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola after taking care of the late Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States.

A team wearing hazardous material or Hazmat suits moved Bentley from his home on Oct 13, putting him in quarantine for 21 days at a decommissioned US naval base.

Media reports say Bentley has been given many toys and plenty of room to run about. He even has a police officer to guard him round the clock while veterinarians equipped with Hazmat suits monitor him.

Check out what people are saying about Bentley as he enters the second week of quarantine:

The Dallas Animal Services shelter is providing regular updates on Bentley in addition to accepting item donations. A Facebook group page has even been started for those interested.

 

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Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is unsure whether Ebola can be spread through dogs.