Bentley is currently being cared for at the Abbotsford BC SPCA. It's suspected he was hit by a car in Prince George. (Submitted)

Abbotsford dog hit by car needs help

Bentley, suspected to have been hit by a car, requires surgery and physiotherapy

A dog hit by a car is being treated in Abbotsford and the BC SPCA is reaching out for help with his treatment and surgery.

Bentley, a three-year-old stray pit bull, was originally brought into the BC SPCA’s North Cariboo location at the end of February for vet care following an injury.

A Prince George veterinarian suspected he was hit by a car due to the injuries and Bentley was transferred to Abbotsford to be cared for and assessed out here as surgery wait times are lower locally than in other regions.

As a result of the accident, Bentley’s pelvis was broken and one of his hips was severely damaged. The young dog requires a femoral head excision surgery, which will restore mobility in his hip allowing him to walk functionally and pain-free. He might also require surgery to repair his pelvis fracture.

Post-surgery Bentley will be on a recovery plan that will require additional physiotherapy on an underwater treadmill to help strengthen and heal his muscles. The total cost of his care is estimated to be $2,700.

Two supporters, Eileen and Anna, heard about Bentley’s terrible situation and have generously offered to match donations up to $25,000 toward Bentley’s care and the care of other animals who are in need of medical help. That means donations to any BC SPCA medical emergency will be doubled.

Despite all he’s been through, BC SPCA Abbotsford manager Sarah Ringer-Vennard stated Bentley is “amazing.”

“He is so playful and affectionate,” she said in a press release. “He spends his days at the reception desk with staff (safely confined), greeting each and every visitor who comes with a full-body wiggle.”

For more information on how to donate, visit spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency.

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Bentley is a three-year-old pit bull that has stolen the hearts of workers and visitors at the Abbotsford BC SPCA location. (Submitted)

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