Benjie was ATTACKED by 3 large dogs, crushing his face and breaking his jaw.
HE'S ONLY 6 WEEKS OLD
WTH?! This poor 6 week old baby has a crushed head and jaw. You won't believe what his owner did... Keep Reading : http://dogco.org/save-benjie-rdrPosted by Hendrick & Co. on Tuesday, January 31, 2017
This 6 week old Baby Benjie was ATTACKED by 3 large dogs, crushing Benjies face and breaking his jaw. Benjie was tossed like a stuffed toy! Rescue Dogs Rock wrote, "How could this have happened to Benjie, just an innocent baby? Because his owner FAILED HIM & 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 and just dropped him off. That's when RDR was called and asked if we could possibly help. We of course said YES! Now we need your help.
Rescuers took one look at this baby and we knew it was life or death for this tiny baby. 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 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!Listen to this video , as Benjie cries out in pain even on heavy pain meds
This 6 week old 8 pound puppy is suffering :( How was this allowed to happen? Certainly this puppy did nothing to deserve this. UGH!!!So Benjie will remain on IV fluids, antibiotics and the strongest pain meds until he is stabilized for surgery. Surgery will most likely be Thursday and he will have CT scan at the same time because he will already be sedated. He did have extensive x-rays taken today upon arrival.
UPDATE 2-8-17: Benjie continues to recover at their GA vet partner after several days of medical treatment and observation at a GA Specialty Hospital. Right now we are grateful Benjie is alive and resting comfortably. Never in a million years could we imagine just how great this baby is progressing. He is not in pain and seems to be resuming being a happy puppy after his horrific attack. Benjie is all about hugs and kisses. Benjie just needs lots of cage rest which he's getting. He will stay in around the clock care for a few more weeks.
His care is a huge cost to RDR. Totally in the thousands. Knowing donations are low we have created this special campaign to help them raise the funds needed for his care! Please, if you can, purchase a Benjie shirt, hoodie, bracelet or tote. With your help this innocent victim can get the second chance at life he deserves.
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC
Rescue Dogs Rock, Inc., rescues puppies and dogs from high kill shelters, owner surrenders, puppy mill throw aways and medically neglected and suffering dogs and give them the proper medical care, then we do our best to find them the perfect home. We are deeply committed to healing the physical and emotional wounds these animals have suffered.