Late at night, a motorist noticed a senior dog standing in the middle of the street and contacted DAR Animal Rescue. Without delay, they set out to retrieve him. The dog, nicknamed ‘Big Ben’, was unable to support his own head and was covered in burrs, appearing to be in a dire state. Although they were unsure of his condition, it was clear that he was experiencing distress and required assistance.
Ermioni equipped him with a muzzle to safely transport him to her car and the veterinary hospital. The compassionate veterinarian responded to their call and opened her facility beyond regular hours.
Ben was found to have a variety of Mediterranean diseases, including leishmaniasis, anaplasma, and ehrlichiosis, as well as a frail heart and severe arthritis in his hind legs.
While they were unsure of his exact age or background, Ermioni speculated that he was likely over 18 years old.
Ben was finally able to rest securely at the veterinary clinic overnight. He gradually began to consume a little food and, after a week, he was transferred to their shelter, where he would receive medication, nutrition, and, of course, plenty of affection.
Rewritten Source: https://www.dogheirs.com/abandoned-elderly-dog-suffering-on-road/