Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Stolen Dog Discovered In Basement Of Abandoned House Reunited With Owner.

Unfortunately, we live in a world where people do unbelievably horrible things to animals. Animals are abused, broken, starved, and tossed to the side. Luckily, there are people that fight to protect and save these animals. Keep reading to find out how this dog found himself in a life-threatening situation, but through the kindness of others, was able to survive against all odds.

The neighbors were used to hearing dogs barking in the abandoned home down the road.

Dogs were frequently abandoned in the house, left to fend for their own. Most of the time the neighbors were able to go save the dogs, but this time was different.

The neighbors were used to hearing dogs barking in the abandoned home down the road.

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Five-year-old Bentley had been trapped in the basement. There were no stairs and no way for him to escape the dungeon.

He kept barking, and eventually, neighbors called Detroit Animal Control officers. Rescuing him wasn't going to be an easy task. “One officer even scaled the walls down to him while another animal control officer pulled him out," wrote Detroit Dog Rescue on Facebook.

Five-year-old Bentley had been trapped in the basement. There were no stairs and no way for him to escape the dungeon.

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After a struggle, they were finally able to safely remove Bentley from the basement.

He was 40 pounds underweight and on his way to death. “He was collapsing. He was really sick and dehydrated, and a total skeleton. You could see his hip bones, his rib bones, everything," said Kristina Rinaldi, the executive director of Detroit Dog Rescue.

After a struggle, they were finally able to safely remove Bentley from the basement.

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Despite not being able to lift his head high, Bentley was in good spirits.

“He’s very sweet, and he was eager to meet people. It sounds kinda funny, but he was thankful to be rescued, and so thankful to be out of that hole," Rinaldi said. Bentley was given fluids in order to slowly introduce food back to his system. “He just needed to eat, and there was nothing in that basement, except for wood scraps that he was chewing on,” Rinaldi noted.

Despite not being able to lift his head high, Bentley was in good spirits.

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The rescue posted pictures of Bentley on Facebook and that's when the most beautiful thing happened.

Bentley's family immediately noticed the St. Bernard. Apparently, someone had stolen the loving dog from his backyard on Easter. “They had been looking for him for a month, so it was a happy reunion yesterday,” Rinaldi said.

The rescue posted pictures of Bentley on Facebook and that's when the most beautiful thing happened.

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