On Monday, we posted about how authorities in Dallas had decided not to euthanize Bentley, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel belonging to the nurse who has contracted ebola. This is in contrast to the sad tale of Excalibur, the dog of a Spanish nurse, who was killed out of an abundance of caution that he could spread the deadly disease.
Dog lovers around the country have taken interest in the well-being of Bentley, as this report from Today explains. The dog is being kept quarantined at a decommissioned naval base that belongs to the city. Aware that lots of people are watching, Dallas Animal Services is taking its job very seriously:
The Dallas Animal Services shelter is now providing regular updates on the dog and is accepting donated items for Bentley like toys, pee pads and paper towels, with any extra going to help other dogs awaiting adoption.
They also released the video below, which shows Bentley having a meal. So far, he seems to be doing fine, as does his owner, Nina Pham, who is in good condition at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.