Bentley arrived at the Pennsylvania SPCA's Philadelphia location in October 2016, after being removed from his home by Humane Law Enforcement. The shelter wasn’t given much detail about his past home life due to the confidentiality of the case, but the staffers could tell he had been through a lot, as poor Bentley was afraid of absolutely everything.
“Bentley was shy, stressed, and uncomfortable when he first came to the shelter,” Kayla Dorney, behavior lead at the Pennsylvania SPCA, told The Dodo. “He sat in the back of his kennel and just laid there. He’d face the back of his kennel, and didn’t seem to want much interaction with humans.”