When he was brought to a shelter in British Columbia, BenBen had a crushed spine, a crumpled ear and bruises and injuries all over the body. He seemed to have been attacked by a larger animal at some point.
His excess skin made him look as droopy as he likely felt. He wasn't eating, drinking, playing. The staff in the shelter believed that he might never walk again.
In pain and thought to be likely to die, BenBen was scheduled to be put down.