His former owner had clearly moved out and decided his dog wasn't coming with him.Instead of finding someone to look after Max, he decided to leave his dog behind where he thought no one could ever find him.So Max was discovered in a cage of his own filth in thedamp basement of theapartment building,deprived of any human interaction or even light.
Shmerling couldn't take care of the dog but there was no way hewastaking him backto his horrible existence, so he shared a poston Facebook, desperateto find the adorable dog a home.Within 24 hours, his story had spread across social media thanks to The Dodo's help, andhundreds of rescue groups offered to help him.But it was Elli Frank, founder of animal welfare associationMr. Bones & Co. and Rescue the Runway,that was there to savehim. The two of them bonded immediately.
He gravitates toward people and wants to give you everything a pit bull is known for — loyalty and love. That American bulldog in him makes him a little more oaf-y and like a gentle giant. I literally love him.
Since being at Mr. Bones & Co. for a week, Max has found a foster family! We hope it turns into a forever family, but whatever happens, we'll be sure to update you.The Dodo have set up a fundraising pageto help with Max's medical bills so please donate even the smallest amount if you can.