Throughout his entire existence, Benji was a dog without a home. Hope For Paws received word of his situation and founder Eldad Hagar, accompanied by Lisa Chiarelli, set out to locate him. Benji had lived on the streets all his life, which made him incredibly uneasy around humans. He immediately fled upon the approach of Eldad and Lisa.
They pursued him relentlessly, keeping an eye out for any chance to ensnare him. Eventually, Benji went down a wrong path and found himself trapped in a cul-de-sac. Seizing the opportunity, they blocked his only escape route and finally caught him. Predictably, Benji was terrified and fought back fiercely. However, it was evident that this dog desperately needed human assistance. His fur was matted, and he was infested with fleas and ticks. After extensive grooming, they took him to Lisa’s place, where he could learn to trust humans. For the first ten days, he remained motionless and jittery, constantly searching for hiding spots and evading human touch.
Once his grooming was complete:
Benji was able to regain his faith in humanity thanks to Lisa’s pit mixes, Lola and Frankie. His fur slowly started to grow back, and with it, he developed a newfound confidence in people and life itself.
Observe the complete rescue process in the video provided:
Benji was eventually taken to PAL Rescue, where he was given the necessary care and attention, and finally found a forever home where he won’t be subjected to neglect anymore. According to Eldad, this entire process took about five months, which clearly indicates that rehabilitation of animals requires patience and dedication. If you want to support Hope For Paws in their mission to rescue more dogs like Benji, consider making a donation.