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FORT WORTH, Tex. — A 7-year-old Saint Bernard is recovering today, after he was stolen from his family home Monday morning and savagely beaten. The dogs owner, James Moss, reveals that Big Ben was snatched from their home when his partner went inside to get his food. As soon as the Mosses noticed that Big Ben was missing, they notified the police but he wasn’t found until later in the evening.
Monday night, the Mosses received a call saying that Big Ben was found badly beaten near some local railroad tracks. The dog was bleeding profusely and it appeared that he had been thrown over a fence by the perpetrators. When asked by the press whether they know who was responsible, Moss said “we think some punk kids wanted to beat a dog up and they just happened to pick our dog.” Big Ben was rushed to the veterinarian where he underwent emergency surgery to save his life. The dogs injuries were severe, with his paw badly crushed, and head injuries that left bruises and a swollen eye.
The veterinarian working on saving Big Ben’s life, revealed that the dog may lose sight in one eye and may need to have the injured paw amputated. The Moss family are heartbroken that their dog suffered like this and are hoping that the person or people responsible are caught. Moss says that Big Ben is one of the sweetest and friendliest dogs who is very gentle with their seven children. An investigation is currently pending to find the suspects and in the meantime the Moss family is reaching out to the public for help with paying Beg Ben’s escalating veterinary bill. To learn ore about Big Ben and donate to his recovery visit his GoFundMe page here.