6-week-old puppy fights for his life after his owner no longer cared

A six-week-old puppy is left fighting for his life after having been attacked by three large dogs. According to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, the critically injured tiny terrier, had been taken to an Atlanta, Georgia veterinarian by the owner on Monday, but she decided she didn’t want him anymore and left. That’s when Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the rescue, was called by the veterinarian asking if she could help.

“Benjie was tossed like a stuffed toy! How could this have happened to Benjie, just an innocent baby? Because his owner failed him and failed to keep Benjie safe. Unnecessary suffering for a little 3 lb. baby because of negligence. The only positive here, is that the owner had enough sense to bring Benjie to a vet, hoping they could help somehow. She didn’t want him anymore though and just dropped him off. That’s when we were called,” explained Jackie.

Since initially being evaluated at the primary veterinarian’s office on Monday, the puppy is much worse than originally diagnosed. On Tuesday, he was transferred to a 24/7 emergency veterinarian hospital where he continues fighting for his life. Jackie’s latest update on Facebook includes the following information:

“We just got off the phone with them, and the news is not good. Poor Benjie not only has a broken jaw which we knew from the first vet, but it’s much worse than we thought or hoped. His mandible (jaw) is broken on both sides; not only that, his upper piece of jaw is fractured as is his nasal cavity so he has 4 fractures in his poor little face. We are sick for him. This 6-week-old, 8-pound puppy is suffering. How was this allowed to happen? Certainly this puppy did nothing to deserve this.”

Benjie will remain on intravenous fluids, antibiotics and the strong pain medication until he is stabilized. Surgery is scheduled for Thursday, and he will have  a CT scan at the same time, since he will already be sedated. He did have extensive x-rays taken today upon arrival. The estimate for just his surgery will exceed $4,500, and there will be additional charges for medications, scans, intravenous, etc.

To help Benjie win his fight against cruelty and neglect, please donate here or Paypal is donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org. Checks and donations can be sent to RDR NYC, PO Box 101, NY,NY 10028.

(Photos and video of  attacked six-week-old puppy fighting for his life courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.)

 

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27 replies
  1. Mary Alcala says:

    His POS former owner should have to foot the bill.. What the he’ll is wrong with people… Hang in there Benjie. Sorry you weren’t loved and taken care of enough by your so called family..

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  2. Carla Gaylord says:

    That’s so sad I hope the little guy pulls through .I can’t understand why people let that kinda thing happen to an innocent puppy like that.thats just so mean of people these days!!I hope little Benji pulls through I’ll be praying for him!!!

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  3. Joyce Dutrisac says:

    This has haunted me since seeing the pictures of this poor baby
    What an irresponsible negligent owner who should never own dogs again
    I hope this innocent angel pulls through

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  4. Barkley's Mom says:

    This poor pup, I hope all will work out for Benjie. The owner should be shot, they let this happen to a tiny little innocent dog! They should have to foot the bill!

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  5. Shelly sruscito69@gmail says:

    They should arrest the stupid bitch that allowed this to happen. Her jaw should be broken!!! Benjie, I pray for your recovery. So sorry this happened to you!????

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  6. Roselyne CORNETTE says:

    Ils devraient payer les factures, avoir une amende sévère, ne plus posséder d’animaux et être condamnés à la peine maximale de prison. On ne met pas un bébé à la rue.

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  7. Meghan says:

    Oh my gosh, this image! I cannot believe the animal abuse that occurs. At factory’s too, Pigs, Chickens,…. IT IS HORRIBLE! Why won’t the government end the ABUSE!

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    • Barkley's Mom says:

      I have read this article more than once. Did I miss the part where “Pit Bulls” did this? I don’t think so, take your anti “Pit Bull” propaganda and go peddle it to your fellow haters!

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