Abused puppy sealed in cardboard box

A badly abused dog was found sealed in a cardboard box near a church in Hoboken.

The puppy, named Benjamin, was suffering from severe dehydration, an eye condition and mange.

Robin Murphy, a groomer at Hoboken Animal Hospital, said someone dropped off the box with the puppy inside.

Murphy says, "He was so lethargic and weak. The fluids have made him much perkier. And that's what is helping him get along".

The dog will be put up for adoption when he is back to good health.

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