Meet Benny. This sweet 15 year old boy was surrendered at one of the highest kill shelters in California on one of the hottest days on record. Not only was he abandoned, but he had been suffering from obvious neglect for a very long time. He is in terrible pain from an infected and rotting mouth and he is completely infested with ticks and fleas. He was trembling with fear in the back of his cage and it was clear right away that humans had never been kind to this poor baby before.
This boy was in rough shape when we scooped him up but despite his rough life, he hasn't stopped smiling or wagging his tail since we met him! Medically, Benny is in rough shape and it breaks our hearts to think of how much he has been suffering, likely for years. His teeth are completely rotten to the point that there are holes all the way to his sinuses, making eating difficult and extremely painful. The infection is massive, and he also has a kidney infection and kidney disease which will have to be treated for the rest of his life. He had trauma to one eye which was also infected, and his ears were so infested with ticks and foxtails. Benny has been getting the VIP treatment at the vet, and his rotten teeth have been removed, eyes and ears cleaned up, and we are addresssing his various infections with medication.
Through all of this, Benny’s sweet lopsided grin has been permanent. He is a little fighter, and the most loving little guy.
We are so excited to see this boy live out his golden years with all the love and affection he so greatly deserves and know the perfect home is out there somewhere. If you'd like to support Benny, please help us with his medical expenses or send him a nice gift off his Wishlist to keep him comfortable. Thank you so much for your support!