This sweet little Shih-Tzu was found abandoned on a hot parking lot. She seems to have collapsed there. Her fur was so matted, she couldn't straighten her legs. The mats were woven with twigs, hundreds of burs and there was even a wire wrapped around her leg.
Max’s Christmas Angel
Alex, one of the founding members of L.A.P. recently found a three legged dog in the middle of a street in Denton. He was busy eating a dead bird and was about to get run over. Alex got out of her car, picked him up, put him in the passenger seat and he rode with her all day on her errands.
Alex named him Max. Max is a senior dog, about 9 yrs old and he was nothing but a big matted coat. Alex took him to a friend’s house where they gave him a much needed bath and worked on cutting as many mats out of his hair as possible. They also trimmed his nails that had been neglected so long. They had grown so long they were curled under his feet! His bottom lip was very swollen. Alex took him to the vet and Max did not have a swollen lip but instead had a huge huge rotten ball of hair that was attached to his teeth! The vet said to leave him for the day so they could remove it. Well they ended up removing 22 teeth! He actually has a few teeth left.
Usually in a case of neglect like this, the dog is almost sure to have heartworms. Amazingly Max is heartworm negative! He had hookworms and a bad ear infection but those are being treated. Right now he is being loved, staying in a nice warm house and getting possibly the first real care of his life.
We take in many animals that need immediate care that costs hundreds of dollars before we even get to the point of giving shots and spaying or neutering. For Max and others like him, we ask for your help in paying these vet costs.
Amazing what a good haircut and some TLC can do!