The third time’s the charm for sweet Max! He was surrendered to the Lee County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on November 7th by his second owner. Max arrived on the back of a pickup truck. He was terrified and clung to the shelter volunteer who removed him from the truck. Max had previously lived outside with no children until his most recent family acquired him. Max was nervous in his new home, and was surrendered after nipping a small child in the home. Max, a five-year-old Miniature Schnauzer mix, already had two strikes against him being older and with a history of biting, but being heartworm positive in a small rural shelter on top of everything else would make finding a rescue or an adopter difficult.
This little guy was receiving no interest thanks to his past and heartworm status, putting his future at risk. Luckily, Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue in New York offered to give Max a chance if the cost of his heartworm treatment could be covered. RADAR’s liaison with the Lee County Animal Shelter, Brandi Sowell, quickly contacted RADAR for help. We immediately agreed to assist to seal his rescue deal!
Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue then reached out to one of their southern foster moms. The foster mom eagerly agreed to take care of Max until he could be transported happy, healthy and heartworm-free to New York. Max received his heartworm treatment on December 29th.
Here’s what a shelter volunteer had to say about Max, “The Schnauzer may have originated in Germany, but Max is a true southern gentleman. A considerate little fellow who is happy to just rest by your side. Scratch his ears and he’ll be your best friend! This super guy has just been searching for love in all the wrong places, and we know his furever family is just around the corner!” To view more photos of Max, click here.
RADAR paid all of Max’s heartworm treatment costs, totaling $204.
UPDATE! All funds for Max have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Max has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Max:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Patricia Umana; Karin McCool
Added on January 10, 2016.