North Coast Greyhound Connection

To view the recent ABC Channel 13 news story about Bentley click here.


Bentley with his doctor, Dr. Au, before he was released from O.S.U. on 11/12/2011

Excerpts taken from North Coast Greyhound Connection website.


Bentley, a 6 month old greyhound, arrived to NCGC several weeks ago from a training farm in West Virginia.  Prior to his arrival, NCGC were notified that he sustained serious injuries during a turnout and would never be able to race.  When NCGC representatives traveled to W.V. to pick him up, it was apparent from initial observation that his injuries were more serious than were led to believe.  In addition, he was severely underweight, under 40 lbs.


NCGC veterinarian, Dr. Roger Grothaus, felt that Bentley had been in pain for several months due to improper care of the injuries he sustained and further recommended that he be seen by OSU for a course of treatment due to the seriousness of his injuries.


On November 8th, Bentley was taken to OSU where Dr. Jennifer Au confirmed what Dr. Grothaus suspected.  An infection had developed in his left foreleg to the degree that the cartilage at his elbow joint had dissolved completely.  The infection had now spread internally through bone and tissue and had caused him tremendous pain from his paw up to and including his shoulder.

Dr. Au recommended that it was best to perform a “four point” amputation.  This involves taking the foreleg, shoulder and clavicle.  The amputation was performed on November 9th and was successful.  Bentley is now recovering in his foster home with lots of love and attention to help him with his healing process.

He’s experiencing “phantom pains” which we were told by Dr. Jennifer can result from post-amputation surgeries and will diminish with time.  We are happy to report that he is gaining weight, loves treats and gives plenty of kisses to those that come in contact with him.
In spite of the pain Bentley has endured, his will to live is unending and his happy, positive spirit is addicting to all those that have a chance to meet this little guy in person. Many life lessons can be learned from the positive energy that he emits.


As you can imagine, NCGC is facing an enormous medical bill for Bentley’s surgery and we will do whatever it takes for him. Please consider donating to Bentley’s fund, even just the smallest amount will be greatly appreciated.

There are several ways to donate to Bentley’s fund:

  • Donation jars will be set-up at various NCGC events
  • Facebook Page also has a donation link located on the left-hand side (below our logo),
  • Mail a check (payable to “NCGC”) and mail it to:   NCGC/Treasurer , 116 Canterbury Drive,  Fremont, Ohio 43420.







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