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Vets Test Nina Pham's Dog for Ebola Virus

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    A team of specially-trained veterinarians started testing Ebola patient Nina Pham's dog, Bentley, for the virus.

    Dallas Animal Services has been carrying for Bentley in isolation. To date he has been healthy and still shows no symptoms of the virus.

    The City of Dallas tweeted new pictures Tuesday of Bentley playing with the vet.

    The veterinarians started testing Bentley's waste for signs of Ebola virus Monday.

    Bentley will remain in isolation until Nov. 1. He's being monitored for a full 21-day period, similar to humans who've been exposed.

    No word on when Pham will be released from the National Institutes of Health in Maryland.

    In response to the outpouring of support around the world for Bentley, the City of Dallas partnered with Dallas Companion Animal Project to establish the Dallas Pet Emergency Transition Services (PETS) fund. The donations will help Bentley and other pets in similar emergency situations in the future.

    To donate visit DallasAnimals.org and click "You Can Help" or CLICK HERE to donate to the Dallas PETS (Pet Emergency Transition Services) Fund.