Meet Ben, a sweet, nine-year-old German shepherd who was abandoned in the twilight of his life at a busy, “high-kill” animal control agency in southern California. Ben suffers from a horrible condition known as canine discoid lupus. Ben’s auto-immune disease was left untreated for upwards of a year – in that period of time, Ben lost most of his vision and he is also deaf.
Fortunately, despite Ben’s many hardships, he is safe – thanks to the German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County, Ben was saved from an unthinkable demise at the animal control facility where he had been left. Ben is arthritic and has lost his hearing and vision, but he has maintained his sweet and gentle disposition.
The rescue agency which saved Ben’s life is hoping to find a hospice foster home where Ben can enjoy the remainder of his life. Maria Dales, with GSROC stated, “We are desperately seeking a hospice home for Gentle Ben where he can live out the rest of his life–no matter how long that may be. GSROC will provide all medications and veterinary care and special diet. We are looking for an animal lover with a heart of gold who will welcome this sweet fellow and provide him with love, stability and comfort. Ben needs a home with no stairs and no pool, but he is open to any other offers.”
Can you help this gentle soul? Read more about Gentle Ben and how you can help at this link to the rescue group’s website.
(Images via GSROC)
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