Hope for Paws received a call about a dog who had lived on the street his whole life. They found Benji hiding under a car. His hair was long, matted, and full of lice.
Benji had never had any contact with people. When the animal rescue staff tried to approach him, he became frightened and ran toward a busy road. They had no other choice but to catch him with a leash. Benji was terrified.
First, he tried to break free from the noose, but after a short struggle, he calmed down and became still. When staff from Hope for Paws began to carefully pet him, Benji seemed to understand that they wanted to help him.
The first step helping Benji was shaving off his fur. As you can see in the picture below, Benji’s entire body was infested with lice.
When Benji’s fur was gone, it was time to get clean. Benji seemed to appreciate being pampered.
But there was a long way to go before Benji became a happy, healthy pooch. He kept to himself for the first 10 days, and he needed a lot of warmth and love to become comfortable around others. Who knows what poor Benji has been through!
Then, with a little help from his new dog mates, Benji became a happy dog.
Today, it’s hard to believe that Benji is the same dog as the one Hope for Paws found on the street. What a little cutie!
Check out the video below for Benji’s full story. Good luck, sweet dog!
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