Ebola Nurse's Dog Being Watched at Undisclosed Location

Nina Pham tested positive for Ebola and is being treated in Dallas.

ByMEGHAN KENEALLY
October 14, 2014, 10:40 AM

— -- Dallas nurse Nina Pham's dog Bentley has been taken into custody by an animal shelter as the pooch's owner is being treated for Ebola, officials said.

The King Charles Spaniel was first kept in Pham's apartment while Dallas County officials assessed the situation this weekend, but it has been cause for concern since a Spanish nurse who contracted the disease had her pet euthanized out of fears that it could be a carrier of the deadly virus.

PHOTO: It was a bit of a challenge, but Bentley, the beloved dog of Ebola patient Nina Pham is now safe with Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center on the way to an undisclosed location.
It was a bit of a challenge, but Bentley, the beloved dog of Ebola patient Nina Pham is now safe with Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center on the way to an undisclosed location.
Courtesy Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center
PHOTO: It was a bit of a challenge, but Bentley, the beloved dog of Ebola patient Nina Pham is now safe with Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center on the way to an undisclosed location.
The Dallas Animal Services posted this image to Facebook on Oct. 13, 2014 with the caption, "It was a bit of a challenge, but Bentley, the beloved dog of Ebola patient Nina Pham is now safe with Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center on the way to an undisclosed location."
Courtesy Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center

It does not appear that any similar action will be taken in Texas, however, as Judge Mike Rawlings said that they will be taking good care of the pet while the 26-year-old nurse is in treatment.

The city's animal shelter is now caring for the dog at an undisclosed location, officials said. The Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center posted a note on its official Facebook page confirming their involvement and they wrote that they will be posting pictures "once we've shown the owner he's okay."

They also shared photos that showed a team of people in hazmat suits collecting the dog from Pham's apartment Monday afternoon.

PHOTO: Bentley, the spaniel that belongs to the Texas nurse who is being treated for Ebola, is seen in this photo released by the Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center on Oct. 14, 2014.
Bentley, the spaniel that belongs to the Texas nurse who is being treated for Ebola, is seen in this Facebook photo released by the Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center on Oct. 14, 2014 with the caption, "1st pic of #Bentley from yesterday. Nina's family says she was happy to see he is OK."
Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center

"It was a bit of a challenge," the caption reads.

PHOTO: The Dallas Animal Services posted this photo to Facebook on Oct. 13, 2014 with the caption, "Sun setting on a long day. Beautiful sunset from Bentleys temporary home. #ebola #TogetherWeDoItBetter"
The Dallas Animal Services posted this photo to Facebook on Oct. 13, 2014 with the caption, "Sun setting on a long day. Beautiful sunset from Bentleys temporary home. #ebola #TogetherWeDoItBetter"
Courtesy Dallas Animal Services

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