21 November 2013
Guest Post by Brittany Londergan, Aransas County Texas Animal Shelter Volunteer, with Megan, Ronel, Emily, Tish, Jared and Kathy
There is Always Hope – Max’s Story
It is through tears of joy that we share this VERY special update. Max came to Aransas County Animal Control (ACAC) in July as a cruelty case. For 11 years he was the “property” of a negligent, abusive owner. ACAC was finally able to rescue him, but there he sat, stuck in a small kennel day after day. ACAC was trying to press charges against his owner for cruelty and neglect, so poor Max just had to wait … hour after hour, day after day.
Immediately after we posted Max, we received an overwhelming outpouring of love and support. He had no clue that all across Texas, strangers were feverishly working to save him from euthanasia. This was no easy task. He was, after all, high heartworm positive, and 11 years old with bad hips and legs. We loved Max, but we weren’t sure if someone else would willingly open their heart and home to a dog in this condition.
We couldn’t have saved Max without the help of Pawsitively, TX Facebook page and the help of your followers. Also, you posted about us having adoption events and we gained 175 new friends within 2 hours. Those people have helped us save many more lives by reaching more people. Thank you!
One day, Max’s angel walked in. She saw past his limp and worn out body. She wasn’t deterred in the slightest by his condition. She wanted him. Just like that, Max had a home and a family to call his own. We cried happy tears as Max hobbled out of the shelter. In the car, a brand new orthopedic bed awaited him. He wagged his tail, and looked back once more to say “goodbye,” then moved forward to rest his head gently on his new mom’s shoulder. Good luck, Max. We will miss you, but you are home now.
Click here to join the Animals of Aransas County Animal Control Facebook page and help make more stories like Max’s possible. They have just 895 followers today; let’s help them build up a larger loving army of compassion!
A note from Alva: Happy new life, Max! I am so thankful to be a part of a community that believes in homeless pets, regardless of age or physical condition, deserve to live and to have a loving home! They have life and love to give, we just have to help them find the perfect home. Thank you for helping Texas pets! If you have a beautiful story of animal rescue or adoption to share, click here to message me via the story submission form
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