If you ride your bike to work, you never know what you might see. According to a kind-hearted man who rides his bike, he saw Bennie along the side of a busy highway on June 2nd in Sampson County, North Carolina. When rescuer Nancy Gump went to check on him, she thought Bennie was already dead. Although he was emaciated, his abdomen was bloated. He was very tired and weak. The old Beagle appeared to have been dumped along the side of the road and left to die in the rain. Nancy immediately took Bennie to the vet, who estimated him to be about nine years old. Bennie was loaded with worms, missing all of his front teeth, appeared to have a hernia and was heartworm positive.