Gant found a dog in park slope

My name is Gant and I’m an illustrator in Brooklyn.

I found this fella today tied to a bench in Prospect Park. I was taking a jog, and stopped to get him some much needed lunch and a bath. We visited the vet (Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital, 365&#160;7th Ave Brooklyn - they were amazing and so informative) and got him all checked out. His name is Bentley according to his microchip.<br />He is very friendly and well-behaved, though he needs a little help on the leash. Part of that is probably that he&#8217;s only about two years old (vet estimate). We got his shots, some antibiotics for the wear and tear that comes from living on a bench for a few days, and some dog food to get him fattened up. His collar was traded in for a harness (way easier to walk).<br />He weighs 52.6 lbs, and he&#8217;ll get bigger as he eats properly. Right now he&#8217;s napping on his new bed, and he&#8217;s so freaking cute and wonderful. <br />But I can&#8217;t have a dog right now. As much as I would love to keep him it wouldn&#8217;t be fair to him, and it would be irresponsible of me considering my current employment situation (recently fired, not quite freelancing). I&#8217;ve contacted Shawn Casey of animal rescue but they are currently full. If any one wants this friendly guy please let me know. You can email me at gantpowell@gmail.com. I will answer any questions you might have. Until then, we&#8217;re going to bop along and probably go on some jogs together. Also I&#8217;m going to fatten him up properly.<br />It&#8217;s been a long day for me, and a terrible week for Bentley. I hope he gets really healthy and happy. I don&#8217;t know about fate, but I think this was supposed to happen today.<br />Edit: I want to address a concern about some information I didn&#8217;t include concerning Bentley&#8217;s microchip. I didn&#8217;t mention that yes, his owners were registered along with their address and phone number. I worked with the vet to contact them and unfortunately, after repeat attempts, we haven&#8217;t had a response sine Monday. The more I get to know Bentley&#8217;s personality and his likes and dislikes, it&#8217;s plain to see that his old life may not have been as loving as we would like. I have followed up with 311 to make sure I am not stealing someone&#8217;s beloved pet, but considering the state I found him in, and the lack of response from his registered owners, they explained that he is now my responsibility. I hope that this is for the better. He has been very happy and playful today, and has even taken naps and played with his chew toys. He wasn&#8217;t doing any of that yesterday. He is still having some anxiety issues but the arrival of a crate has given him some security and a safe space to himself, which I think he definitely deserves. Tomorrow is another big day, and we will start meeting some prospective pet owners! Yay Bentley!

I found this fella today tied to a bench in Prospect Park. I was taking a jog, and stopped to get him some much needed lunch and a bath. We visited the vet (Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital, 365 7th Ave Brooklyn – they were amazing and so informative) and got him all checked out. His name is Bentley according to his microchip.