MAX is moving on

So much time has passed with so many developments in our little rescue that I have forgotten as much as I will probably remember to update, but I appreciate your patience and resolve to stick with us and empower us to do what we have been called to do.

Over a month ago Maximus returned from New York City as a new man… I mean a new dog.

He could pee for the first time in over five months!

But for the last 6 weeks we have been trying to counter the incontinence that came from his bladder stretching from all of the months of being full and the muscles being non-existent. His ability to control his own bladder was in need of some serious relearning.  He has come so far with the help of medication (and some serious patience).  He has had his tinkle trousers repaired more than once, but for the most part has tolerated a diaper and is finally at a place where he is going through the night and waking up to it being dry.  Thank God.

Sheryl has been the most awesome foster parent and he is finally ready (after pulling him from the high kill Floyd County shelter in February) to be marketable to his future forever home.

I know that it will be with much sadness that Sheryl and her family will release him into his new forever home, but it is time.  He has been through so much and has been a grand champion throughout this process.  I love the way he has persevered in the most casual AND reverent manner.  Always knowing that the love we were giving him was enough to pull him through.  His graciousness and gratefulness has taught all of us a lesson that will live on past his time in our care.

Much thanks goes out to the folks that have supported his cause. Our ability to help him could not have been accomplished without your generosity.  I especially want to thank all of the volunteers who gave him the love and care he needed to move on with his brand new futue.  It is a selfless love that gives away the little you have to a creature that can only repay the acts of kindness bestowed on him with a loving gaze that runs deep and long but has not monetary value. For those precious souls,  that is enough to work tirelessly again and again for these innocent creatures.  It means the world to me that you stuck by him and me.



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!


One Comment on "MAX is moving on"

  1. Violet says:

    Thanks for the update on Max…all good news!

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