January 24, 2022  |  Happy Tail


Max came to the MD SPCA when his owner started working longer hours and didn’t feel they could give him the attention he needed.

Even at 10 years old, he loved going for walks; meeting new people; and playing with cats, dogs, and kids.

In his intake exam, we observed that Max was obese and suffering from alopecia, gingivitis, and a bulging eye with lens displacement. Blood tests revealed hypothyroidism, helping to explain his weight. We gave Max a soothing bath to help with his skin allergies and scheduled surgery to remove his damaged eye and extract some teeth that were rotting.

Max recovered in an experienced foster home with medication. A few weeks later, he was made available on MDSPCA.org.

Naturally, everyone loved this senior sweetheart. It didn’t take long for him to find a home motivated to keep up with his hypothyroid and allergy treatments.


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