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Help Ben the dog get his surgery

Ben (Source: Toledo Area Humane Society) Ben (Source: Toledo Area Humane Society)
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Ben is a friendly dog who needs some help. The yellow lab is only two years old and he needs a full hip replacement.

Ben was transferred to the Toledo Area Humane Society from the Lucas County Dog Warden recently. He tested positive for heartworm, so he received treatment, but X-rays determined that Ben needs a total hip replacement. Officials say Ben has cauliflower-shaped hips, an inherited trait.

The surgery will cost at least $4,000, and the Humane Society is asking for donations to cover the cost. They have already raised $1,800.

"This will help further his life and make him happy, and help his story and find him a good home," said Danielle Jones from the Humane Society.

Ben is currently in foster care, awaiting surgery and recovering from his heartworm treatment.

Click here to donate to help Ben.

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