Max is going to New York City !!!

  • Posted: July 15, 2011 
  • by Karen Ragusa   -  
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Here are the last pictures taken of Max before his big trip!

Little did we know back on February 19, 2011 when we got Max from Floyd County Animal Control (barely walking and not peeing at all) that we had begun such a long road to recovery.

In any event, a wonderful vet, Dr. Allyson Berent of Animal Medical Center of New York has Max scheduled for the surgery that will change his life at 10:30 am Monday July 18th.

Based on EVERY procedure like his performed at his vet working, Max has a 100% chance of a full recovery!!!

I can’t stop writing exclamation marks…it is all too wonderful.

Max also has a 75% chance of his incontinence totally disappearing, how delightful is that. He could actually begin having a normal life on the anniversary of his 1 yr birthday.

I am in awe of how down to earth and helpful Dr. Berent and her entire team has been with our tiny Georgia rescue.

I am beginning to forget the recent disappointments that life tends to throw our way: Darryl losing his job, our temporary move back to Milledgeville, and my sadness in not getting the Petco grant. We all has so much hope for! Disappointment fades away with our new found celebratory spirit leading up to Maximus’ total recovery.

I also have such a grateful heart to the many here in Atlanta and Colbert who have helped with much counsel and time and energy with this dear boy; Dr.Gloria Andrews, Village Vets, and our own very special Dr. Joe Fitzgerald at Suwanee Animal Hospital. They all have given fine and devoted medical care to Maximus at little cost (or none in some cases) as an investment in his future wellness.

We have a host of “givers” who have allowed us to take this journey of hope. C4C has had much guidance and love while discovering what path to take and to finally, after months of anguish, have the exact right answer to make his story have a happy ending.

There are no words that can express how much our community and beyond has meant to me personally and to our rescue full of devoted volunteers…. Too many to mention, but you all know who you are.

I am rambling now from shear exhaustion and excitement.

We don’t have the money fully raised for his procedure. It will run right at $5000- including the human grade stent that costs $2700. The stent will be placed in his urethra and will allow him to urinate without pain!

As high as it sounds, it’s like gold to us. C4C has watched this sweet, dear boy who had been dealt a terrible “literal” blow (which caused his injury) who loves unconditionally without complaint, even when his bladder was so full that it nearly ruptured.

He has earned his future.

By no means do we take committing to this surgery lightly, but even without the funds in place (many grant requests are pending) Max will get on the road with Darryl this Sunday to make the 15 hour drive to New York and be in Manhattan bright and early Monday morning.

We have full confidence that those who hear his story will come to his aid and cover the check that we will have to write before bringing him back home on Tuesday.

This is one lucky and loved “Georgia Dawg”.

Caring 4 Creatures is also well-loved to have your support and partnership in this dear soul’s future, free from pain and discomfort.

Thank you from the bottom of this exhausted rescuer’s heart.

Loving you for loving him…



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Written by Karen Ragusa

Karen has gracefully run this organization and watched it grow since 2008. She's seen it all over the years and loves to write about her adventures!

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