The known facts about Max are minimal. On November 9th, this approximately one-year-old Rottweiler-Shepherd mix arrived at the Mercer County Animal Shelter in West Virginia. Max did not arrive alone. Moritz, his canine brother, also arrived with him. How or why, we do not know. Weeks passed without any adopter or rescue interest. Under the shelter’s policy, starting on the 11th day after intake, a dog is subject to being euthanized at any time.

By early December, with the shelter filled, the lives of brothers Max and Moritz were very much at risk. On December 3rd, as an incentive for a rescue to take them, RADAR provided offers to assist with vetting costs for both dogs. On December 10th, Michelle Ziemba and her Sweet Vernon Rescue of Rhode Island agreed to take both Max and Moritz!

Max and Moritz both had their initial vetting and neutering done on January 24th, and both tested heartworm negative. By Groundhog’s Day, they will be able to look for their shadows in Rhode Island! A shelter volunteer reported that both dogs were “super friendly and good with other dogs.” To see more photos of Max, click here.

RADAR paid $150 towards Max’s initial vetting and neutering costs.

UPDATE! All funds for Max have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! Max has been adopted!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Max:

Black Dog Fund; Krystal Duckett; Shannon Wilkerson

Added on January 30, 2014.

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