In October of 1995, the Society was called out by the Town of Weehawken to rescue a dog from the rocky cliffs of the Palisades. The dog had been friendless and forsaken and could be seen by residents walking along the cliff which had sheer drops to the bottom.
Ben, on the day he was captured 12 years ago, with Animal Control Officer, Wilfredo Ruiz and members of the Weehawken Fire Dept.
Members of the fire department were lowered down by rope but the dog became elusive. TV, radio and newspapers converged on the scene. Neighbors brought steak, chicken and hamburger. The Society placed a dog trap on a narrow ledge, tied it securely and then everyone backed off and waited. After a few hours, the dog was caught. The Fire Dept. lowered the trap down by rope and he was brought to the Society.
He was adopted out briefly but became so devoted to his mistress, he would not allow her adult son to come too near. That was 12 years ago! He was named Ben and placed on the Share-A-Pet Program.
Bob and Madeline Warnecke with their dog, Cassie (l.) and the newest addition, Ben the Share-A-Pet.
Bob and Madeline Warnecke of Milford, N J who adopted a dog from us 7 years ago, helped support Ben and decided to adopt the aging fella. They had visited Ben every week faithfully …. but this time they brought Cassie to see how they got along. Ben is now living happily with the Warneckes, their cats and Cassie.
If you would like to bring a special joy to a dog or cat, why not consider adopting or sponsoring one of our great Share-A-Pets?