Great Dane cross puppy is on the road to recovery!

GUELPH, ON (November 20, 2018) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is pleased to report that Bentley, the Great Dane cross puppy, had a successful surgery.  Bentley was found as a stray wondering on Waterloo Ave. in Guelph On October 1st. He came to GHS suffering from an old, untreated injury, which required extensive surgery. No owner came forward to claim Bentley, so he was named by the staff, and he remains in the care of GHS at this time.

Bentley was experiencing a lot of pain in his left hip, arising from a fracture of his left leg bone. The surgeon performed a complex orthopedic surgery, whereby a part of Bentley’s leg bone was removed in order to ensure a greater range of motion in his hip. This boisterous puppy is doing really well and is now on the road to recovery.

Bentley is currently being cared for in a foster home and will be starting physiotherapy to build up strength in his leg. It is estimated that his recovery will take approximately six weeks.

“We are so grateful for the help of our donors and foster parents. They provide so much support to our animals who need a little extra care”, Shelley McCrae, Canine Care Manager.

Bentley’s treatment was made possible thanks to generous Duke’s Fund donors at the Guelph Humane Society. His surgery and related care costs were between $3,000-$4,000.  As Bentley heals, the GHS will continue to provide our community updates about his health, through their social media.

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 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 to discover more.


Media Contact:

Lisa Veit

Associate Director

Guelph Humane Society