Saving Benny: Detroit rescue group helping starving Mastiff found scavenging the streets

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Who knows how long Benny had been suffering, but the emaciated Mastiff was found wandering the streets of Detroit when Detroit Animal Care and Control picked him up and who quickly became the sweet dog’s lifeline to a new beginning. Starving and suffering from a severe case of mange, few had reached out to help, but less than a week ago, the dog’s luck would finally change. He needed help immediately; something the city’s shelter could not afford, but that didn’t stop shelter personnel and volunteers from reaching out:

“…We don’t know all of his conditions yet,” stated Detroit Dog Rescue’s executive director Kristina Rinaldi, “but we do know he has mange/scabies and may be partially blind in one eye.”

The friendly dog, who loves everyone despite his obvious neglect and mistreatment, has a long list of ailments which will slowly be addressed. He has been transferred to the Greenfield Animal Hospital where he is being housed in an isolated area for treatment because he is too sick and contagious to be with other dogs.  Benny will have a long, uphill battle until he is well enough to enjoy being a pampered pooch, but volunteers at Detroit Dog Rescue have no intentions of giving up. The organization is currently hoping to raise $3,000 for his medical needs.

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(Photos from Detroit Dog Rescue’s Facebook page)

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10 replies
  1. Carole says:

    Please, God, make sweet Benny well again and find him a great forever home. Sharing and praying for precious Benny.

  2. Nancy Raymond says:

    PLEASE help Benny – he is an innocent animal who was the victim of irresponsible, cruel and neglectful humans – he deserves to be healthy and living in a safe loving home.

  3. Roselyne CORNETTE says:

    Que de tristesse, cela n’est plus possible, il ne faut plus accepter toutes ces souffrances injustes sur les animaux. Cette pauvre âme innocente ne demandait que de l’amour et il a été abandonné sans aucun regret. Les lois pour la cause animale doivent être appliquées sans trouver aucune excuse pour les barbares les violes. Pas de pitié pour les monstres, se sont des parasites, des dangers pour la société.


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