Monday, February 29, 2016

Benji The Mite Infested Dog Rescued and Rehabilitated

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Benji is a stray dog who lived on the street his whole life, Hope for Paws received a call to rescue him. When rescuers spotted him he was covered with thick, dirty, matted fur that is full of ticks and fleas. He is also fearful of human touch.

The video shows rescuers, spotting the stray dog. They chase him a bit but eventually was able to capture him. They waited him to calm down before touching him.

"Physically, he was so badly matted, covered with ticks and fleas. He bit his tongue as he was struggling to escape from us, so you’ll see a little bleeding – nothing serious. Mentally: Benji was living on the streets all his life, so human contact was so hard for him to get used to."- stated on the YouTube video.

They spent hours grooming, cleaning and medicating the dog. Ticks and fleas can be seen running around his fur. They shave off his severely matted fur. Benji almost didn't move for 10 days he hides every time and doesn't want human touch. When he was introduced to pit bull mixes Lola and Frankie, Benji overcome his fears.

Benji's story is really touching, I hope he get a great caring family that will fill him with love soon!

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