|Benny waiting to die 1/4/11|
Benny was pulled by Reunion Rescue from Turlock Animal Control Tuesday 1/4/11. Benny had given up on life and was waiting to die. The shelter was going to put him down the next morning if he was not pulled that night.
Sam, five months pregnant, got dressed and drove to Turlock to save this boy. She transported him to the Bradshaw Vet Hospital in Sacramento. He will go home with Patti and Raven Friday 1/7/11 to begin healing. Benny will be treated homeopathically and through supplements and raw organic diet program which is posted on our website:
Benny is thought to be between the ages of three and four. He is thought to be a Shar Pei/Pittie mix. He has never known one day of kindness until he arrived at Turlock. This shelter, as so many of them, do not know how to handle these cases. The dogs cannot respond to antibiotics and most shelters only have an antibiotic protocol to follow.
Benny has broken teeth, was starved, beaten and had cigarettes put out on his ravaged body. He was eating his own feces. It hurts Benny to urinate. When he gets better, he will need dental surgery. For now, we just need Benny to eat and feel loved.
We spoke with a very nice man at the vet today. The first night, he was pretty bad off, but given fluids. By yesterday, Benny was actually hungry and ate on his own. The young man told me Benny was good and hungry today. He said Benny was adorable and also told me Benny had a good poopy. Good poop is good news when dealing with a dog in Benny's condition.
|Benny last night at the vet 1/6/11|
We will be updating Benny's progress with pictures and news about his treatment and response on a daily basis.
Thank you everyone who had a hand in saving Benny. He is a precious boy. He is a survivor. He is going to live and thrive and help lots of other dogs learn about healing naturally. Benny and Reunion Rescue are hoping for the day when other animals won't have to hurt ever again.
Donations can be made for Benny's recovery to:
http://www.reunionrescue.com via the Paypal button or by snail mail to:
2718 Long Bow Trail
Austin TX 78734
Every single penny goes toward Benny's recovery and tax deductible under Reunion Rescue 501(c)(3).
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