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:
— Mario (@marioabuscemi) October 17, 2014
@dallaspiosana I can only imagine the inner dog voice saying "All this for me?"
— Radar (@Radar_Luv) October 17, 2014
— Radar (@Radar_Luv) October 16, 2014
@dallaspiosana It is truly heartwarming to see the wonderful care Bentley is receiving. His safety is crucial to his mama's recovery!
— Mary Gwen (@MaryGwenZ) October 16, 2014
— Joe Geragi (@JoeGeragi) October 16, 2014
— Jenny Smith (@JizzySmizzle) October 16, 2014
@dallaspiosana I think I'm on the verge to fall madly in love with him, don't you feel the same?
— Kitty Sigurdardottir (@konacompassman) October 16, 2014
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.
Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is unsure whether Ebola can be spread through dogs.