PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Providence Animal Center in Media announced that they are currently caring for a near-death puppy found wandering around in Philadelphia’s Cobbs Creek Park. Officials at the center are hoping that they can nurse the puppy back to health.
The center says the puppy is two to three months old and is terminally sick. The named the puppy Bennett, Benny for short.
Officials say Benny is severely emaciated and is not strong enough to walk.
Benny received an IV upon arrival at the center. Officials believed that he was dying before their eyes. Dr. Boudwin, the medical director at the Providence Animal Center, said that Benny was cold and minimally responsive when he was evaluated. He has zero body fat, and severely dehydrated.
The center says that Benny will be in critical condition for the next three days and will be treated around the clock.
Officials say that if Benny survives the night, he will most likely need treatment at the center for the next three to four weeks.