Update: 6-week-old puppy attacked by large dogs still critical

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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.Benjie 3

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 donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org. Donations and checks can be sent to RDR NYC, PO Box 101, NY,NY 10028.

Photos of puppy attacked courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.

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Our beloved Benjie!He's having his CT scan now & we are waiting to hear from the surgeon at the GA ER hopsital.Video Credits @elisagougoux

Posted by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC on Wednesday, February 1, 2017







16 replies
  1. Solveig Pettersson says:

    Poor Benije !!!! Hope he will be well !!!! And get a careful foteverhome ????????????????????????????BIG HUGS FROM SWEDEN ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  2. Star Shelley says:

    I am appalled that his owners did not want him, what is their problem.. so sad some people are so irresponsible for their animals. Sending love and prayers for him.sending Karma to the owners.

  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    This poor baby, How I hate these people allowed poor little Benjie to be hurt like this and then just dumped him, I hope he makes it, Keeping him in our prayers.

  4. Michele Vernet says:

    The bastards who no longer wanted Benji should not be allowed to have any PET AT ALL! They’re obviously unable, incapable of CARING AND/or PROTECTING FOR ANY SENTIENT BEING! Does this cold bitch have kids? Let’s make sure she’s SPAYED!

  5. willie hines says:

    How can any human walk away from a baby dieing . Hope she doesnt have kids . real loooooooooser .Get better benjie not all people are bad

  6. Susan M. Bissell says:

    I hope the only reason the owner didn’t want the puppy anymore was maybe she couldn’t afford the vet bills and she felt it was better to let him be taken in and receive treatment from an pet organization that could afford to get him help. That is what I am hoping for; or this person is a P.O.S. and doesn’t care about this puppy at all…

  7. Karen says:

    Why did she have little Benji at only 6 weeks? He wasnt old enough to leave his mum! Were the three other dogs hers too? If so…..she should not be trusted to take care of them…..if not, what on earth was a six week old pup doing anywhere near them??


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