Bentley, probably one of the country’s most famous dogs, is doing well, according to a new video posted on the city of Dallas’ YouTube page.
Bentley, the King Charles Spaniel, belongs to Nina Pham, the first Dallas nurse to become infected with the Ebola virus. Bentley has been quarantined, although an Ebola test earlier this week came back negative.
He’ll be tested again. His 21-day quarantine ends Nov. 1.
Pham was transferred to the National Institutes of Health and remains in good condition.
The video shows Bentley playing and looking healthy. Dallas Animal Services is taking care of the 1-year-old dog.
All sorts of groups are helping with Bentley's care -- they include the Texas Animal Health Commission, Texas A&M University and the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, the Texas Department of State Health Services, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“Bentley is doing great, considering the circumstances,” said Dr. Catherine McManus, operations manager with Dallas Animal Services, in the YouTube video. “He just continues to be a pleasure every day. He gets so excited for his routine, and coming out and chasing his balls around. … He’s doing amazing. I can’t even picture my dogs doing as well as he’s doing.”
McManus continued: “We’re so excited that he’s negative and pray that he continues to be negative when we continue testing him and that this can all be put behind him and they can be reunited.”
Watch the video below -- Bentley makes his appearance around the three-minute mark.
You might recall the anger in Spain after authorities euthanized a dog who belonged to a nursing assistant who became infected with Ebola. Dallas officials have insisted they have no plans to euthanize Bentley.
Nina saw these pics today and said she can't wait to hold her baby. pic.twitter.com/Yy5lPlnd8F
— Sana Syed (@dallaspiosana) October 24, 2014