DALLAS, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Nurse Nina Pham had a tear-jerking reunion with her dog Bentley Saturday after they both had been declared free of Ebola and released from quarantine.
Bentley was quarantined along with his owner after Pham tested positive for the disease. He has been cared for by Dallas Animal Services and his treatment has been covered mostly through donations. Bentley only had one more step before ending up back in the arms of his owner -- a bath.
"I'd like to take a moment to thank people from all around the world who have sent their best wishes and prayers to me and Mr. Bentley," she told reporters. "I feel like Bentley reentering my life is yet another reminder of hope and encouragement for me moving forward ... with my best friend at my side again."
Pham was released from the hospital on Oct. 24 after being declared Ebola-free.