In September I was contacted by the wonderfully successful Officer Jenny Benjamin. This public servant goes above and beyond her call of duty! I for one, as a Dog Examiner, will forever be in her debt. Officer Benjamin is out and about in Quincy not only for their people but for their canines as well!
When she emailed me, Officer Jenny had been instrumental in helping Ginger, a German Short-Haired Pointer, who at the time was only about a year old. She had been horribly abused, but instead of deterring Officer Jenny, it only spurred her on.
She helped the Veterinarian, Dr. Koch clean up and treat this beautiful dog and then went beyond by raising funds to pay for Ginger’s care. Then she helped get Ginger placed in a loving home.
Through her Facebook page, Officer Benjamin also tried to help place Rambo a few months back. Rambo was a Purebred Black Lab that was in dire need of rescue. His issue was that he was HW++. This means that this very handsome dog was heartworm positive. He truly needed a home to love him and pay for his treatment.
Officer Jenny Benjamin reached out to get sponsors for Rambo before it was too late. He was at the Nuessen Vet Clinic and Jake was in charge of his care. Jenny knew that this two-year-old sweetie, who was overweight, a stray, but loving even though was unloved deserved much more than life had ever given him!
Even before that Officer Jenny Benjamin was attempting to help two other dogs: Kalie, a Border Collie/Terrier Mix and Lucy, a red Pit Bull. She managed not only to help them, but was able to obtain new homes for both.
Kalie was very young (approximately a year at the time) and sweet and so ready to play – even with cats! She was almost euthanized by heartstick, but Officer Jenny came to her rescue along with a sponsor who put up $50 to the person who saved her. How lucky was Kalie?
Lucy also had a wonderful sponsor who put up $50 for her rescuer. She was so sweet, but at the time she was found, was overly thin, but her attitude was not diminished by her set of woes. She was good natured and got along swell with other dogs, cats and even children and their parents. All Lucy wanted was attention; she was starved for it! She was almost euthanized by heartstick as well, but again, Officer Jenny came to the rescue!
Please consider helping Officer Jenny Benjamin, the best that Adams County in Quincy, Illinois has to offer. She is a fabulous Animal Warden. Please consider helping her cause by sending holiday donations to her address. You will feel so blessed because of your efforts to help save helpless dogs in need!
Adams County Animal Warden
Officer Jenny Benjamin
Quincy IL 62301