After Dallas health care worker Nina Pham became the first person in the United States to contract the Ebola virus, city officials vowed not only to give her the best care possible to fight the deadly disease - but also to make sure her beloved pet, a 1-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Bentley, was kept safe too.
"As our brave healthcare worker told us, this dog is a significant part of her life and we vowed to her family we would do everything in our power to care for her beloved pet," said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. "We will continue to help monitor and care for this pet while following all guidance and protocols of the [Centers for Disease Control] (CDC)."
And officials have kept their word.
Bentley is currently under quarantine at a decommissioned Naval Air Station in Dallas, under the care of veterinarians from Dallas Animal Services. He's being closely monitored for signs of sickness for the next three weeks, but despite being separated from Pham and uprooted from his home, the little dog is said to be adjusting nicely to his new surroundings.