Thursday, October 2, 2014

Max's Story

Max and his most recent wound (lower right)
Every day at OBG brings new requests to accept dogs for intake. Some are more horrific than others. On Monday, OBG received an email from someone living in Alabama asking for our help. It brought our President to tears.

Max is a 7-year-old dog who has progressive retinal atrophy, leaving him blind. He is good with kids of all ages, even toddlers, great with other dogs and loves everyone he meets. Sadly, his owner recently divorced and could not keep Max.  He went to live with another family member who kept him outside, where he was repeatedly being attacked by wild animals. Apparently, the most recent attack hurt him pretty badly. Can you imagine the terror this dog must be living in every day? He is blind and cannot even see the attacks coming, let alone defend himself.

OBG's President sent out a plea to our supporters asking for a foster home and donations. YOU rallied together for Max and thanks to you, he is on his way here to the D.C. area tomorrow and we have funds ready for his medical care and initial boarding fees.  His owners were able to get him groomed and got some medical vetting done in preparation for his travel. In order to take some pictures for us, they allowed him into the house.  As you can see, he is clearly loving the chance to be indoors and rolling around on the carpet. We THANK YOU for enabling OBG to help Max! We are so lucky to have the very best supporters! 

If you would like to make any additional donations to Max's care, please click the donate button. You will be redirected to PayPal but you can use a credit card through the PayPal page.   

We will keep you updated on Max's arrival and progress. We thank you on behalf of Max!

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