Rescued flood dog now up for adoption: Officer’s namesake seeks loving home

GREENVILLE, Pitt County — Rescued pup from flood waters is seeking his “furever” home.

Benjamin, the 1-year-old dog who was tied to a fence and just inches from drowning is now available for adoption to a loving home.

GPD Officer Benjamin Schultz rescued him from the flood waters due to Tropical Storm Ophelia.

The owner was charged with animal cruelty after the investigation was completed. The dog was then surrendered to APS.

Benjamin is at the Pitt County Animal Shelter where staff named him “Benjamin” in honor of the heroic Officer who saved his life.

He is stated to have a very sweet demeanor and gets along with other dogs.

According to Greenville Animal Protective services, Benjamin is heartworm positive so he will need an owner who is willing to give him the extra love and care he deserves.

The adoption fee is $135.00 and covers his neuter, full vaccinations, and a microchip!

If Benjamin would be a great addition to your home, please contact the shelter today at 252-902-1725 or stop by!