Ben update 11/29/2009 Ben was treated earlier this year for heartworm infection, and has been declared free of heartworm. After becoming strong enough for surgery, Ben was neutered. Now he is able to have the dental surgery that is badly needed. Please consider being Ben's guardian angel and making a donation for his dental work.
My name is Ben. I've been getting a lot of attention lately. My foster mom says I'm a special little man. I used to live with humans who didn't take care of me or my brothers and sisters. Their house burned down and we were really scared. The fireman saw us looking skinny and so they called someone to take us to a safe place. My mom saw my picture and NBRAN got me to her. I have heartworm and am not neutered yet. So far I have gained 7 pounds. I get very scared sometimes because I never got to live with humans so everything is new to me. I am very sweet tempered and just need reassurance. I am on antibiotics and will start on my heartworm treatment in 3 weeks and after that is cleared up I will get neutered. The doctors say I will be fine. My foot got broken some time ago and no one took me to the doctor until now. I run on only 3 legs now and I might need arthrits medicine for the rest of my life but mom says I'm worth it. I haven't had an accident in the house yet which is surprising 'cause I wasn't housetrained. I am ok with children but they make me nervous cause they move so fast. I just need some time to get used to things..keep watching... I can't believe that this IS a dogs life!!!!
If you would like to help Ben, please visit our website at www.nbran.org and click on Help the Dogs, and then Donate. Please specify that you want to help Ben in Illinois.
For more information on adopting Ben, please complete an online adoption application at www.nbran.org, and contact Tammy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Adoption fee is $350. Our dogs are UTD with Rabies, Bordatella and DHLPP. Ben is microchipped and neutered. He is now declared heartworm negative. Transport can be arranged up to 1500 miles by our ace transport coordinator and a fabulous network of volunteers.