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Ben was picked up as a stray last July and held at a shelter in northern New England. His time was up and he was scheduled for euthanasia the day a staff member decided to call YGRR. They were not sure if YGRR would be interested in an old dog who smelled horrible, had severe ear and skin infections, diarrhea, and trouble walking. The staff was delighted when YGRR's Adoption Coordinator said of course we will take Ben!
A transporation volunteer picked Ben up the next day and drove many hours to get him to the YGRR veterinarian ASAP. Ben was cleaned up and put on antibiotics for his skin and ear issues. It was also quickly discovered that Ben had a complete ACL tear in his back right leg. He subsequently had surgery to repair the cruciate tear and spent the rest of the summer at Riverview recuperating. The time finally arrived when Ben was no longer in pain and he "danced" when it was time for his daily strolls with volunteers and staff. A couple was called to meet Ben and the rest is history. His new family says it is as if Ben has always lived there and he has made him self completely at home. This rather large Golden boy has claimed a couch which is just fine with his new adopters. Only sweet dreams for Ben from now on!
 

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Oh He is a handsome redhead. Thank goodness that person at the shelter called and he got his furever home. My first golden was a Ben and made me love them so much more.
 

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Have a wonderful life and Bless you rescues and volunteers and fosters!
 
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