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6 years ago · · 2 comments

Bentley Has Been Rescued, But Should Pet Owners Be Concerned About Our Pets Spreading Ebola?

Ebola patient’s dog Bentley has been successfully moved to an undisclosed location by the Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center.  The rescue team faced a challenging task, and their efforts are highly valued and appreciated, in hopes that we can learn more about the virus and how to control it.

At this time, CDC points out that only bats and monkeys have been known to spread and be infected with the Ebola virus.  No cat and dog cases have been reported even in the areas in Africa where Ebola is present.

Bentley will be closely monitored, but there is no evidence that people should be concerned about him spreading the disease even if he has been exposed to the virus.  

These heroes among us who treat the patients, clean up the sites and study the virus are risking their lives.  Instead of panicking about our chance to get Ebola, we should acknowledge that there are people out there on the “front lines” dealing with the disease every day, and they aren’t trying to find whom to blame.  They are focusing on doing their job and their duty.  We should learn from them how to put our duty above our own fears, and how to safely move forward towards the results instead of unproductive panic.

While waiting for the results, the least we can do is try to stay calm, pay attention to our surroundings, obtain new information as it comes, and honor those who are stepping up for all of us.

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Olga Wharton

Olga Wharton

DFW Pet Sitting Services is not just a business for me. It's a close-knit family of pet sitters and pet owners. We all have one common denominator: our love for pets. We trust each other, we do the right thing, and we appreciate all the lessons our pets have taught us. Every day we are fortunate to experience the unconditional love of our pets. We never take it for granted. We are thankful for our clients and their pets for enriching our lives every day.