PETA Thanks Judge for Sparing Ebola Patient’s Dog

For Immediate Release:
October 14, 2014

Alexis Sadoti 202-483-7382

Dallas, Texas – PETA has just sent a letter thanking Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins today for taking steps to protect Bentley, the dog whose guardian, a nurse who cared for the first Ebola patient in the U.S., was recently diagnosed with Ebola.

“Like many people across the U.S., PETA is relieved to hear that the bond between these two has been recognized and that this beloved canine companion will be kept safe while his guardian recovers,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk.

To thank the judge, PETA is sending him a selection of delicious vegan chocolate bars. PETA also plans to send a care package—complete with a comfy harness, vegan treats, and eco-friendly dog toys—for Bentley to enjoy once he is released from quarantine and reunited with his guardian.

PETA’s full letter to the judge is available here. For more information, visit

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