The AHS Newark facility got a late-night call from the Newark Police Dept. concerning a resident who had an injured dog in her yard that had been thrown over her fence.
The ACO officer was dispatched to the scene and found the pathetic, frightened dog -- huddled in the corner to keep from being noticed.
According to Asst. Director Scott Crawford who handled the call, the dog was understandably timid but was more than willing to accept the hand-out of food. He still wasn't completely sure of Scott … but then allowed him to slowly pick him up so they could make their way out of the back corner of the yard and over to the ambulance. Due to the late hour, the pit bull was brought to Dr. Adriana Hordynsky at the Animal Hospital of Linden, for emergency vet care. Dr. Hordynsky is a member of the AHS Board of Directors.
"Benson" had his wounds flushed and drains were placed in the deep wounds around the neck. He was put on fluids, antibiotics. meds and made comfortable for the evening. He was checked on continuously throughout the night.
These graphic pictures show the treatment that Benson received at the hands of humans. The wounds were not made from a result of being thrown over a fence … it was cruelly and maliciously done by humans who made deep cuts to draw blood and to incite pit bulls for a blood-thirsty fight.
It is only through our Res-Q Fund that we can help animals who have been treated so cruelly. Please donate to our Res-Q Fund and help Benson and the many like him we see all too often.
Benson needed quiet time, more human contact and a much slower, more peaceful existence than the frenetic pace of our Newark shelter. He was brought to Popcorn Park, along with Fortune, a pit bull pup who was another injured throwaway from Newark. They are bringing out the carefree existence that neither one has enjoyed for a very long time.
For more information on Benson, call our AHS branch in Forked River at 609-693-1900 or e-mail us.
We are open 7 days a week for your convenience. Stop in and meet many of the injured, abused and discarded orphans waiting for "a new leash on life".
Read Benson's first update - 9/25/2015.