Stuck in a rural Georgia shelter, this sweet, friendly, 1 year-old lab had less than 24 hours to get pulled or was going to be killed. Local rescue organizations were not able to help him.
After hearing about the situation, the organizers of City Dogs Rescue decided to get off the sidelines and see if they could make something happen for this pup. One spent countless hours on the phone to coordinate the help of local rescue organizations, the other raised funds through friends on Facebook, and the other had secured a place to foster. At the 11th hour, through a combination of luck and persistence, Bentley was pulled from the shelter, treated by a local veterinarian (and neutered), boarded until he was cleared for transfer, and then transported to City Dogs for shelter and a new life.
Within a very short time of being in DC, he met Melissa, his wonderful future owner, while on a walk around Dupont Circle (he was quite irresistible with his "please adopt me" bandana). Amazingly, his life was transformed from an anonymous dog with only hours left to live to a happy, healthy pup enjoying a great new life in DC. We were able to help Bentley and we wanted to do the same for other dogs in similar situations.