Ahead of he turned regarded as the world’s 1st ice-skating dog, Benny put in 6 months in a destroy shelter in Utah, wherever he was on the euthanasia record. A regional Las Vegas rescue pulled him from the shelter on his previous working day, but no one particular needed to adopt him — right until Cheryl DelSangro observed his photograph.
Benny is now a professional at tips, with a repertoire of extra than 60 below his belt. He confirmed his appreciate for the ice when Cheryl was requested to make a cheer online video for the Vegas Golden Knights ice hockey workforce in May well of 2018. She brought Benny along, who had a blast jogging all-around on the ice, carrying a hockey adhere and puck to cheer on the team in the playoffs. As a retired specialist figure skater, Cheryl considered she could instruct Benny how to skate. “It took about two months to trend a pair of skates to match him,” she says. “He was in a position to skate on his very first exercise.”
Benny has done at UNLV hockey video games, skated at the Purple Rock Casino and Eco-friendly Valley Ranch On line casino, and hosted a Skate With Benny fundraiser with the Animal Basis.
“People appreciate seeing him,” Cheryl claims. “He’s so joyful and thrilled to be on the ice. People today remark on how a lot he enjoys it and how his tail under no circumstances stops wagging.”
Benny skates with Spectrum on Ice (a plan for little ones on the autism spectrum). “For lots of young ones, it is the 1st time they have touched or interacted with a doggy,” Cheryl suggests.
So, what does the upcoming keep for Benny? Cheryl would like to share his abilities with as quite a few people today as attainable. “He is certainly an amazing case in point of the choices of a rescue pet,” she claims.