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Dog used as 'bait' finds foster home

Posted at 11:30 PM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 23:30:50-05

Could there be a better named pup for the Christmas season, than Kringle?

“He's the sweetest, friendliest dog that you ever will meet,” said Amy Benko. Last week, Benko brought him home. She's fostered over a dozen dogs with Diamonds in the Ruff Animal Rescue. Kringle is her latest.

“I don't know a ton about him, yet. But so far, what I do know is, he's a good dog,” said Benko. While she doesn't know a lot about him, she knows enough about his past. Kringle’s ribs are showing. His teeth filled down. His right eye is missing. Benko believes Kringle was used as a bait dog for dog fighting.

"It's horrifying. I can’t understand how people can justify doing that, what goes on in their head that makes them think that’s an acceptable way to treat any living being,” said Benko.

Despite his rough life, he loves people. Amy says there are more dogs like Kringle who need help and are ready for a home. She hopes more people will choose to foster dogs.

For Kringle, he'll need to get surgery on his eye socket and gain some weight. After that, he'll be ready for his forever home.