Sex: Male Weight: 26-50 lbs
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January 29th 2006
Looking out the car windows
Ripley's Mom was convinced Max must be a relative. We pulled him from the shelter on the day before he was eligible to be euthanized. He had only been in the shelter a couple of weeks, and the shelter said he was born in January, so he was only a puppy. We took him to East Lake Pet Orphanage to be placed in insolation to make sure he was healthy before we brought him home to introduce to the rest of his family.
Max was probably less than nine months old when we met him at the shelter. He was in isolation for just over a week, and he never made it home. As he was in isolation, he began to show signs of parvo and then distemper. He passed away September 5, 2006 while still under treatment. (Our thanks to ELPO for everything they did to try to keep him with us.)
Max was diagnosed with kennel cough, giardias, parvo, and possibly distemper. He had probably never been vaccinated. All of this could have been prevented with simple vaccinations. Are your dogs current on their shots?
Sparky's Pals is trying to fund Maxinations - a low-cost vaccination program. There was no reason for us to lose Max, other than whoever brought him into the world didn't care enough to give him basic care.
If you feel the need to buy a dog from a breeder, or even worse, to breed your dogs, think first. The world doesn't need more stories like Max'.
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August 28th 2006 8:02 pm
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Today was an exciting day for me. I woke up in my condo as usual, and listened to the other dogs barking around me. It was just like any other day since I got here, even though I've only been here a few days. I really don't know what this place is - there's lots of dogs in here, and there are lots of cats in the next room. It's like a hotel or something.
Then, it all changed. Sometime after lunch, the lady in charge walked in with two other people and opened my condo door. I was free! I was going to run for the hills, but they stopped me, so I decided to see what would happen next.
They put something around my neck that made me choke if I ran too far, so I decided to just hang out with them for a while, and see what they were going to do. I heard one of them call it a "collar." I had one of them on before, but this one was nicer. There was a long string on the end of the collar that attached me to the new man. Wherever I went, he would follow. It was pretty interesting.
The new lady and man took me outside and let me sign a tree. After that, they put me in a big crate that all of us could fit inside. It was a magic crate because it could move! It was very strange. It moved for a very long time, and then we stopped in front of another place. All the time we were moving, I looked outside, and there were moving crates all around us. Not many of them had other dogs. I must be special.
We went inside the place where we finally stopped and there were some nice people in there who all said "Hello" to me. A lady said I was cute! One of the men took me back to another condo with glass walls. They said it was called "isolation." It's a pretty cool place, and nicer than my other condo, but for some reason, I'm all by myself. I don't know what happened to the other people with the moving crate. I suppose I will see them again sometime. I hope so.
The people here all call me "Max." I never really got called anything before, because in my old house, I just had a number. It' s neat having a name. I wonder what else they're going to give me?
The new man told me over and over not to worry, that everything was going to be fine. I am just going to be brave and see what happens next. I like adventures. This was a really exciting day. I wonder if they have food here?
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