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ASAP Grant Helps Tripawd Corgi Benji and His People

Tripawds Foundation ASAP grant #63 helps new Tripawd Corgi Benji and his mom with amputation surgery expenses. Read on for his story, and learn more about the Tripawds Amputation Surgery Assistance Program. See if you or someone you know qualifies for our pet amputation financial assistance.

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Tripawd Corgi Benji Gets Help with Amputation Surgery

First let me express my utmost gratitude for your foundation and generosity. I’m happy to have found the Tripawds community, now I don’t feel so alone through all this. 

Tripawd Corgi Benji
Benji

Benji’s story

On Halloween my children and I left to grab some Halloween makeup for their costumes. We were only running about a mile up the road so when we left, I kept our doggie door open as we normally do because we have a fenced in yard. Although it’s a short 3.5-foot fence, it keeps our 2 corgis contained. After we left, we were told by a neighbor that another large dog jumped the fence or found a weak spot in it and came into our backyard just to attack our sweet, innocent, dog friendly Benji. Hearing the attack from inside his house our neighbor ran over to assist. He managed to get the other dog off Benji, and he called the police immediately but when he went to check on Benji the offending dog took off.

Tripawd Corgi Benji

I rushed home when the police called me, Benji was laying in the middle of the yard and our girl sushi was standing over him very panicked. I scooped him up and put him in our truck. My kids were sadly tasked with keeping him awake and alert and keeping pressure on his wounds while I drove an hour to the emergency vet. I called 3 closer vets who declined to help (1 said he was too severe for their office and 2 others er vets were too full). Once we got him to the emergency vet he was stabilized and put under twilight anesthesia since he was in severe condition and pain. They did X-rays which showed he had a fractured radius and ulna.

Tripawd Corgi Benji

Benji is a Trooper!

Initially the vet thought his leg was salvageable. However, once they were able to see the amount of muscle and tissue damage, she called me to say it would be in Benji’s best interest to amputate it. He has 5 other deep puncture wounds which required stitches and has a lot of crushing type injuries to his head and neck tissue but he is a trooper for hanging in there for us long enough to get him help and I gave him my word if he just hung in there, we would go to the ends of the earth to save him, no matter how much it cost because he is family and he means the world to my children.

I’m forever grateful for my neighbor risking his safety to save my dog and because of him Benji is back in the comfort of his own home. He is 10 days post op; he is on 3 antibiotics and 3 pain medications. He is doing well overall but struggling somewhat with learning how to walk again. Losing a front limb is more difficult in his breed due to their longer bodies and short legs. We hope to get Benji a front wheel cart in the near future to help preserve his joints and spine and allow him the ability to do the things he loves, like camping, hiking and running around the dog park. Here are a few pictures of Benji both before and after his accident.

~ Ashley and Benji

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2 thoughts on “ASAP Grant Helps Tripawd Corgi Benji and His People”

  1. That’s my boy 🥰 thank you guys so much, he’s thriving today because of your contribution to his amputation. Eternally grateful!

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  2. Yay for Benji …this must have been so hard. He will get through this like a trooper I am sure. My Corgi Shadow is nearly 3 years post-front leg amputation from Hemangiosarcoma and doing great! He is starting to get some arthritis (which he takes gabapentin for) and we need to be careful he doesn’t jump down off things too much, but he’s loving life every day! We got him a stroller for going on walks with his brother, which he loves. And he still races around the house and yard! You may want to wait until Benji is fully recovered before you get him wheels to see how he does without them…you may be surprised! Best of luck…aren’t corgis the best?!

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