In February of this year, a young Shih Tzu named Bentley was brought to West Yorkshire Dog Rescue.
When he arrived he smelled horrible and his fur was incredibly matted.
The vet described his condition as one of “immense suffering.” You can see the suffering on his face in these early photos. Bentley was terrified and aggressive and refused to be touched.
The vet had to sedate him so that they could groom him properly, and they had to cancel all their clients for the day because Bentley was an all day job.
They also flushed his tear ducts, vaccinated him and treated him for fleas and worms.
For years he had lived in a condition of horrible neglect, but now he’s meeting his new parents and moving into a loving forever home.
Bentley looks a million times better and he’s not aggressive anymore. He loves to be touched.
It’s amazing what a little love can do in the life of an animal.
Now Bentley has his own parents and he loves to smother them in kisses.
If you liked Bentley’s story, you’ll want to see what happened to this small dog who was thrown from a moving car and found a loving forever home.