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Update on Benson and Fortune



We got a special delivery today from our AHS Newark facility that was hand delivered by our Assistant Director, Scott Crawford. Our newest friends Fortune, on left, and Benson, on right below, have arrived and we're so happy to meet these little boys. These two are the latest special needs cases that we will be caring for in the "Vinnie Van Gogh Suite", and also the latest pups to be saved by our Res-Q Fund, thanks to all of you compassionate and kind hearted people that have donated so generously to our fund for pets in need.

As you may recall, Fortune (See photos and his full story here), was brought in to our AHS Newark facility just over a week ago when this 5 month old puppy was thrown out the window of a moving car in Newark. Fortune suffered a broken back leg and some bumps and bruises, and was also extremely thin and suffers from an upper respiratory infection. He is now on the road to recovery and has a ways to go. Thankfully, the rotten people that did this to the little guy were not able to break his spirit. Fortune is a super lovey-dovey sort of guy that is happy to make new friends and even happier to be getting the medical care and extra attention that he needs.

Benson, (see photos and his full story here), was picked up by our Assistant Director just a week ago, when Mr. Crawford went to retrieve the little guy from a backyard of an elderly woman that witnessed some people throw the pup over the fence and leave him for dead. Poor Benson suffered some serious bite wounds on his neck from an apparent attack by another dog(s). He was also severely emaciated and infested with fleas. Poor Benson is still extremely shy and guarded, but not at all aggressive. He needs time to learn to trust again and Scott has done a wonderful job with him so far in getting him to come around. We are hoping for a tail wag in the next couple of days!

Both boys are not available for adoption right now as they will need time to recover from their injuries. They are sharing the recovery suite and while they are being kept separate due to their injuries, they can see each other and seem to be enjoying each others company very much. We are looking forward to helping these boys along on their road to recovery and thank Scott and his staff for entrusting them to us during their rehabilitation. Both boys will need medical treatment and specialized care over the next several weeks and we are again relying on our Res-Q Fund. To help with their care, please make a donation to our Res-Q Fund.

Thank you all for your thoughts and well wishes for our little friends, Fortune and Benson. We will update again soon on the boys as their conditions improve.

9/25/2015

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