Emaciated shepherd dumped because family said he was ‘too old’

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A five-year-old emaciated shepherd was surrendered to an open admissions shelter in Polk County, Georgia on Monday. His owners told the staff their dog was too old and no longer useful. How Max ended up undernourished, anemic, heartworm positive and terrified is not known, but the German shepherd’s future looked bleak until Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped up to help.  When Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the organization, was notified by local advocates, she immediately agreed.max-the-german-shepherd-rdr3

“Max is only 5 years old for starters, and no living being deserves to be treated this way as a disposable object,” stated Jackie. “We were not going to let Max sit in the shelter for one more minute so we pulled him to safety.”max-the-german-shepherd-rdr2

Max is currently being treated at the organization’s partner veterinarian hospital and has been reported to be slowly improving. What makes his situation even more tragic is the staff describing how very terrified Max is – leading everyone to believe this sweet dog suffered a lifetime of mistreatment and abuse.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC has been inundated with medical cases; they have taken in an enormous amount of abuse and neglect cases and would appreciate the help to continue with these emergency situations. Donations to Max can be made by clicking here. Paypal: Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org.

(Photos and video of emaciated shepherd by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)


Check out Max’s short video:

Posted by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC on Wednesday, November 9, 2016

7 replies
  1. Angelina says:

    I’ll take him. He will have a life time of love and joy. I live here in Vegas and has 3 GSD already. I will love him like a son.

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    5 years old is “too old”? Obviously that excuse is bogus, they have abused this dog and why they got him in the first place is anyone’s guess. God bless Rescue Dogs Rock NYC!

  3. susispot says:

    THRILLED to hear he has been taken in by RDRNYC. He will get all the help he needs to restore his confidence. Poor sweet boy. God bless…


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