Catherine Lane

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Some Charlotte, North Carolina High School students are making national news after building a prosthetic leg for a cancer stricken dog.  This sweet pup was making his way around in life with only three legs until students from Providence Day School stepped in to help.

When their math teacher, Ashley Liberto got her new puppy Bentley, she knew she had found her new best friend. She knew her life had just changed for the better.  Is there anything cuter than a golden retriever puppy?  No there is not and Bentley was and is a cutie.  Ashley and Bentley had a wonderful 8 years together until Ashley noticed a problem.

According to Channel 36 in Charlotte, Ashley noticed that Bentley had a swollen elbow and ultimately he was diagnosed with a form of cancer.  She got the upsetting news that the leg would have to be amputated.  Bentley was getting around ok on three legs but then the high school students stepped in to make his life even better.

Liberto’s students designed and produced a prosthetic leg for Bentley.  They say it needs a little tweaking but is full functioning and making life so much better for this sweet guy.  To learn more about this story, get details from Channel 36 WCNC TV. Congrats to these Charlotte students for building a prosthetic leg for this sweet cancer stricken dog.  Oh by the way, Bentley is now cancer free!

8 Places to Rescue Pets Near Charlotte, North Carolina

I warn you before you read this, your heart will melt. There are tons and tons of pets in the Charlotte metro and surrounding areas that need loving homes. Not to make you sad, but across the world, animal shelters take in millions of stray, abused, and lost animals each and every day. However, when you rescue one of these animals, you are giving them a second chance.

Here you will find a list of 8 different places you can rescue pets near Charlotte, North Carolina. Please make sure you have the time and financial means to take care of a pet before agreeing to.