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Dog Bit His Chain In A Desperate Attempt To Live

The dog was discovered walking the streets of a New Jersey neighborhood, his neck reddened, skin sprouting through his steel collar, and trailing a chain. Benny, a 2- or 3-year-old mixed Boxer and Pit Bull dog, had spent his life being strangled until he chewed his chain in a frantic bid to live.

The chain around his neck was cutting into his skin more and more. The collar sliced further into the unfortunate animal’s neck as it grew.

But the start of a new year seemed to be the start of a new life for Benny; his chain was broken, and he ended up on the streets of Paterson, New Jersey where a compassionate passerby ran into him and took him to Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital.


Benny was incredibly underweight as a result of long-term neglect, suffering from anemia and parasites, as well as the harsh chain he wore incarnated on his neck.

According to Kathy DeBlock of the animal hospital:

“The chain was broken and dangling, but we had to cut what he was wearing around his neck.”


It didn’t take long for the dog, who had spent much of its life on the verge of demise, to begin clinging to life.

“He simply wants to be around people a lot. He notices us and want our attention; he wants to be petted.”


Benny is currently sleeping in an isolated cage in the hospital. Although not ideal, the facilities are not intended to keep pets. Kathy is hoping that Benny will be picked up by a local rescue organization.

“I’d want to get him out of here if we can secure a bailout. A host family rescue would be excellent. He despises being shut up and alone.”


Kathe advises that they locate a temporary home for him as quickly as possible so that they may castrate him, get him his immunizations, and everything else he need.

“We’re looking for a nice home for him.”

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