More than £1,500 raised to save Bentley the injured greyhound

More than £1,500 raised to save Bentley the injured greyhound
Bentley the greyhound is slowly being nursed back to health after he was discovered on the roadside in Sunderland (Picture: NCJ Media)

Here’s a heart-warming dog story to get your weekend off to the right start.

Generous animal lovers have dug deep to save a greyhound found seriously injured by the side of the road.

Bentley the greyhound was found in Sunderland on Monday night, and had suffered puncture wounds, deep cuts to his neck and wounds to his legs.

His body was also covered in dog food, fuelling suspicions that he was used as fight bait before being attacked by another animal.

According to the Chronicle, Northumbria Police have said there is no evidence of a criminal offence, but donations have flooded in from across the region to secure his recovery.

More than £1,500 was donated to the King’s Road Veterinary Practice, where the animal underwent emergency surgery, and well-wishers have posted messages of support on the Chronicle Facebook page.

The lucky animal, thought to be five-years-old, was taken to the surgery by dog warden Lisa Scott, after a member of the public discovered him on the side of road.

Dumped to die in an incredible act of cruelty, Bentley the greyhound is slowly being nursed back to health.nBentley was found badly hurt after being covered in dog food, it¿s thought, in order that other dogs would attack him.nThe grim find was made in Follingsby Lane, on the border between West Boldon and Sunderland, on Monday night.nThe pooch, aged around five, suffered puncture wounds all over his body, deep cuts to his neck and wounds to his legs.nHe had biscuits attached to his collar and his body was covered in dog food, leading to suspicions that he could have been used as fight bait and another animal may have attacked him.nnBentley the greyhound, who was badly injured and now being cared for by Beverley Reed from South Shields.
Bentley is now being cared for by kind-hearted Beverley Reed (Picture: NCJ Media)

He is now recovering at the South Shields home of volunteer Beverley Reed.

She said: ‘Bentley is such a gentle and lovely dog. When I first brought him home, he was unsettled at first but he had a good sleep the next night.

‘He is also eating well now and is a lot brighter. The vets have been fantastic in helping him to recover from such nasty wounds.

‘There is still some way to go but he’s getting there’.

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RSPCA spokeswoman Leanne Plumtree added: ‘We haven’t had any calls to our cruelty line about Bentley the greyhound, but it sounds like he was in a terrible state when he was found.

‘If anyone has any specific information about Bentley they can contact us on the RSPCA’s inspector appeal line 0300 123 8018 and leave a message for RSPCA chief inspector Michelle Charlton’.

A police spokesman has confirmed that no criminal offences were committed.

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6 March 2015 | 9:27 pm – Source:


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