The name Maxine is of Latin origin, meaning “greatest,” which this Maxine surely is. A seven- to eight-year-old Bully Breed mix, Maxine ended up at the Lee County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on October 17th. Upon her arrival, folks at the shelter realized that Maxine had been shot in the face. Part of the bullet was close to the surface and was immediately removed. To top that off, Maxine was also heartworm positive, which, coupled with being a senior dog and a Bully Breed, would make it hard for her to be rescued or adopted.
RADAR’s liaison at the Lee County Animal Shelter contacted us on October 28th and asked for our help with Maxine. If the cost of her heartworm treatment was covered, K.C. Bully Rescue in Northfield, Vermont, could pull Maxine from the shelter. We said we would provide funding assistance, and she was safe! Maxine received her treatment on December 5th.
“Maxine is super sweet, but understandably nervous around people after being shot,” we were told. “She’s so resilient though, and really blossomed in foster care. She loves her routine and playing with her foster brother Dante. She’s a great girl, and I’m so glad she got this second chance!” Click here to view more photos of Maxine.
RADAR paid all of Maxine’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $444.
UPDATE! All funds for Maxine have been raised! Thank you!
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 Maxine:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Sarah Lizee; Brian Mertz; Patrick & Lorraine Smith; Anonymous; Melissa Gustafson; Linda Siegert / Collars of Hope Creations
If you are interested in adopting Maxine, please contact K.C. Bully Rescue.
Added on December 27, 2019.