San Antonio Pets Alive! places two dogs up for adoption after owner dies of COVID-19 complications

Bentley, Jase brought to SA Pets Alive!

SAN ANTONIO – Bentley and Jase have the sad distinction of being the first two dogs brought to San Antonio Pets Alive! because their owner had died from COVID-19 complications.

However, the dogs “have not been in contact with their late COVID-19 positive owner since the beginning of July,” SAPA veterinarians Dr. Alexis Bardzinski and Dr. Caroline Baer said in a joint statement.

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Dog surrendered to San Antonio Pets Alive! after their owner passed away due to complications with COVID-19.

They said the assessment done Bentley and Jase once the two arrived at the shelter showed the dogs were healthy.

Now, after a two-week quarantine, "both dogs are completely safe to adopt out. They just need a lot of love now," said SAPA spokeswoman Olivia Schneider.

She said although they were together before their owner was hospitalized, Bentley and Jase, both senior dogs, can go to separate homes.

"Bentley is heartworm positive, so he will need special treatment," Schneider said.

She said donations are welcome to help cover those costs.


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