[NEWS RELEASE]                      

GUELPH, ON (October 25, 2018) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is providing an update about the stray puppy who was found by members of the public on Monday, October 1st. The Great Dane mix, who is estimated to be now five (5) months old, was found wandering outside 411 Waterloo Avenue in Guelph.

The Guelph Humane Society provides animal control services for the City of Guelph, so the friendly puppy was held for the municipally mandated 5-day period. During that time, the Guelph Humane Society worked with veterinarians to provide him treatment and kept him comfortable during the 5-day stray period. No owner came forward to claim him.

The puppy remains in the care of the Guelph Humane Society. Through the Guelph Humane Society he has received x-rays and veterinary treatments to address his untreated injury to his left hip and leg. He’s being cared for in a trusted foster home, and is benefiting from a puppy socialization plan and nutritious food. He’s a sweet puppy, who the staff have lovingly named “Bentley”.

“Bentley is such a sweet, good-natured puppy. We are so pleased to be able to provide the care that he needs and are very hopeful that he will make a full recovery from his injury. He has shown such resilience and continues to share his joy of life”, says Lisa Veit, Associate Director.

The Guelph Humane Society has confirmed that his treatment will include surgery and physiotherapy. His treatment has been made possible thanks to Duke’s Fund at the Guelph Humane Society. His surgery and related care will cost between $3,000-$4,000 and is expected to take place in early November. This care is only possible thanks to our generous donors.

The Guelph Humane Society wants to remind the community that if you or someone you know is unable to care for an animal, please call GHS at 519-824-3091 or email intake@guelphhumane.ca. The humane society is here to help individuals or families that are no longer able to provide care for their pets, for any reason.


Guelph Humane Society:

The Guelph Humane Society advocates for all animals, and in particular those animals whose lives we can influence, through care, education, community support, protection, and leadership. Founded in 1893, the Guelph Humane Society provides care and shelter for approximately 3,000 homeless, stray, injured and abused animals each year. GHS is a registered charitable, non-profit organization that does not receive government funding. GHS is proud to partner with the City of Guelph to provide animal control services for our community. Visit www.guelphhumane.ca to discover more.


PHOTO CREDIT: Guelph Humane Society


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Media Contact:

Lisa Veit, Associate Director

Adrienne McBride, Executive Director

Guelph Humane Society

(519) 824-3091