A six-week-old puppy attacked by three large dogs continues to fight for his life. According to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, the critically injured tiny terrier remains at an Atlanta, Georgia specialty veterinarian hospital. His latest scans and radiographs show multiple breaks on both sides of his jaw, upper jaw and through his nasal cavity. A surgeon at the hospital was quite surprised Benjie even survived; stating the broken nasal cavity goes right to his brain.
It was decided on Thursday, that surgery at this point, may do more harm than good. Because of his age, his bones are very soft and thin. He will be closely monitored and kept on pain medication, but is reported to be eating and drinking. Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the rescue organization, states Benjie’s progress will be evaluated one day at a time as to his surgical needs.
“For now we are happy Benjie does not have to be put under again as he already was for the CT scan,” stated Jackie on her daily update of the tiny three pound puppy. “The medical team says he has fits of crying, and then he sleeps. They are, however happy that Benjie is alive and able to eat without a feeding tube.”
On Tuesday, the previous owners had taken Benjie to a veterinarian after he had been brutally attacked by three other dogs, but decided she didn’t want him anymore and left.
“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.
Benjie’s plight continues to garner social media attention, bringing out the necessity of reporting any cases of suspected animal cruelty. Be the voices for those who cannot speak. And even though it’s hard to look at their pictures, without us fighting for them every day, their suffering will only continue. To continue helping Benjie, please click here to donate, or PayPal email@example.com. Donations and checks can be sent to RDR NYC, PO Box 101, NY,NY 10028.
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