Update 8/1/14: Unfortunately, after being kenneled for so long, Benny developed behavioral issues and the facility has determined that he is no longer a candidate for rescue or adoption.
For the majority of Benny's life, he has been without a family - instead, calling a cage at an animal shelter in New York "home."
Benny is only two-and-a-half years of age and he has spent much of that time life in a cage at the Hempstead Shelter in Long Island, N.Y. The Facebook page, Desperate Dogs of Long Island, wrote the following words about the impounded dog:
Imagine if you lived in a cage for 2 years, barely getting out except for an occasional walk, surrounded by 150+ barking dogs, day after day after day- this is Benny's life, as he's lived it....for 2 years.
And added these sad words about the dog's loss of hope:
Although he's made the best of it, everyone at the shelter that knows him knows he is shutting down - Benny is losing hope, and he needs out quickly, and he's counting on us...to save him.
The Hempstead Town Animal Shelter wrote these words for Benny's biography:
I'm Benny! I was brought to the shelter by a nice police officer in January 2013. I was very underweight and had many scars on my body. My life before the shelter was a tough one. I've been here for many, many months and while the staff loves me...I long for a home and family of my own.
I love meeting new people and dogs. I am particular partial to female dogs. I am healthy, vet checked and up to date on all my vaccinations. I'm altered and I even have a microchip! So I'm ready to go...are you?
Please take a moment to network Benny's information - he has waited long enough for his chance to live in a home, with a person by his side.
- Benny CC#8834
- Questions or interested in adopting? Email - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516-785-5220, extension 4628
- Facebook thread here
- Alternate Facebook thread here
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