Benny came to the rescue late in the evening after Benny experienced a ‘prolapsed urethra' and the resulting bleeding quickly became overwhelming for his family.
A prolapsed urethra is typically a pea size tissue protruding out from the tip of a male dog's penis. These sometimes ‘bulge' in this delicate vascular tissue area and can easily bleed, in sometimes a dramatic fashion, that is seen by most owners as an unstoppable scary bleed out. It's understandable that a lot of blood coming from the private parts of your pet is going to be scary when not understood, but it is fixable and the dog's life can be saved when care is provided in time.
Benny's family vet recommended corrective surgery that was quoted at more than they could currently afford.They were given the option to euthanize the dog or to give him to a rescue to be taken care of.
A prolapsed penis on a younger bulldog is not unheard of, and it is something that can be fixed. However, it is a costly procedure that only experienced vets are able to do. Unfortunately for Benny, his family had already saved and spent everything they had to buy him from the breeder and did not have any additional funds for the surgery now needed to fix Benny.
Benny's story is too common of a tale that countless bulldog owners have experienced. It is a heartbreaking lesson to learn and is often costly for the animals. The high expenses do not end with the purchase of the pup. Some bulldog pups are not lucky enough to make it to a rescue, and their lives end in the vet offices when the owners decide they need to let the pup go because of the costs to save the dog's life. We are heartbroken when puppies come into rescue needing so much medical care when so young; we know families are heartbroken too.
Please consider donating to Benny today and helping him get the procedure he so desperately needs to survive.