Benji was a homeless dog his whole life. When Hope For Paws received the call about him, HFP staff member Eldad asked Lisa Chiarelli to join him. Benji was very nervous, and when he realized that the team was looking at him, he started running, and they started running after him. “It was a little tricky because I had to keep an eye on him while running,” says Eldad, “and at the same time I had to set up my gentle snare and keep my hand held camera straight. After Lisa and I secured Benji, we got to take a close look him. Physically: he was so badly matted, covered with ticks and fleas, he bit his tongue as he was struggling to escape from us, so you’ll see a little bleeding — nothing serious. Mentally: Benji was living on the streets all his life, so human contact was so hard for him to get used to. After 2 or 3 hours of grooming and medical care, he continued to Lisa Chiarelli’s house where for 10 days he almost didn’t move — frozen, always looking for a place to hide, and not wanting anyone to touch him. As usual, Lisa’s Pit Bull mixes — Lola and Frankie, decided to help Benji overcome his fears, and the result will make you so happy. After we could see the change in him, Benji continued for further rehabilitation with our friends at PAL rescue, and they will also handle his adoption. The process took 5 months of love and care.” To adopt Benji visit the folks at PAL rescue at PALrescue.org. And to help save even more animals’ lives be sure to donate $5 to Hope For Paws at HopeForPaws.org.