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Bentley’s Story

Bentley’s Story

27 February 2013,   By ,   0 Comments

Bentley….oh Mr. Bentley.  He came to us almost five years ago through a wonderful woman in Spring Valley that has dedicated her time to rescuing these amazing dogs from the local animal shelters.  These amazing life-long friends are deemed “un-adoptable” by the local shelters because of injuries or illnesses that no one wants to spend money to repair.  Most of these injuries or illnesses are correctable, and most of these animals are rescued right off of the euthanization table by this wonderful woman.

And such was the case of this little dude.

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Bentley was found wandering the streets with a broken leg, flea ridden, and with a broken spirit.  He had been severely abused by his previous owners, and when injured, was turned loose on the streets.  He was picked up and taken to the local shelter, and after an assessment, was deemed un-adoptable due to his injuries.  They didn’t think anyone would want him or want to pay to repair his broken leg.  They feared he would need surgery and this is money they don’t want to spend.

Enter Penny.  Dogs are her passion.  Rescuing them, her job.  She is selfless and cares tremendously about each dog she adopts.  And, because she visits the shelters almost daily, she is able to stop so many faithful pets from being euthanized for no reason.

This is where Bentley’s story begins.

He is taken from the shelter and immediately taken to the vet.  He is poked, prodded, cleaned, vaccinated, swaddled, and sent home for some TLC.  Days later, he returns to the vet for his check up and Penny finds that his leg is on the road to healing.  No surgery needed!

A few more weeks go by and he is good as new.  And the most heartwarming part of this story is how amazing this little guy is.  He is so unbelievably loving and loyal, and he has the most amazing personality.  Everyone who meets him falls in love with him. And you know by looking in his eyes the pain he has endured, and I believe he knows how truly lucky he was that Penny found him.  He would have been killed for no reason…..his injuries were not that severe.

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This is where our story begins.  I adopted Bentley in the summer of 2008 right after his first birthday.  He was scared but he quickly became so attached to me and I to him.  He is without a doubt the most loving, loyal, and spunky little guy, and he immediately melts everyone’s hearts.It is because of him and our 5 other rescue dogs within the Cambridge Family that we are making March “Penny’s Month.”  We are so grateful for the work that she and countless volunteers and foster parents do for these animals.  We want each of our residents to know how important her work is and how much of an impact she is making in each one of these dog’s lives.We will also be collecting dog food, leashes, harnesses, toys, etc. to take and give to the foster homes within her organization.  They truly need any pet related item, no matter how small.  Most dogs are wearing used and hand-me-down items, and she tries to send each pet home with their favorite toy from their foster home.  I still have Bentley’s…….Let’s help give these little guys the happy life they deserve…..
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