UPDATE: “On Leslie’s original post it says ‘MAX IS SAFE WITH Rockstar Rescues! Please make donations via PayPal at Info@rockstarrescues.com! Thank you Ryan Bing.”
In Houston, Texas, a young owner was forced to surrender his dog to the Harris County Animal Shelter. No one really knows the entire story, but the unfair pit bull restrictions play a major role into this tragic situation – how many landlords refuse to allow any of bully breeds?
For five years, this young man spent his life with Max, and according to volunteers at the shelter on Friday, the two were extremely bonded. Max looked up at his owner with pure love and loyalty and “trusted his owner to make the right decisions for him.” His owner did try to find someone to take care of his dog; sadly no one stepped up for Max.
“Unknowingly to Max,” posted animal advocate Leslie Ysuhuaylas on her Facebook page, “someone who has never met him, already made the decision.”
Tragically, the young man, barely able to keep his composure smiled with his dog for the last time as he prepared to leave his best friend behind. As the owner left crying, while holding his girlfriend’s hand, they will see another day and another sunrise. That future, however is unknown for Max. He is a bully breed and a surrendered pet; owner surrenders are the first to be euthanized.
For information on Max, refer to PetHarbor listing #A480442. “My name is Max. I am a male white Pit bull terrier. The shelter thinks I am 5 years old.” For more information about Max, contact Harris County Health and Environmental Services at 281.999.3191. Please share Max’ plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.
Please note, it has been posted Max is in need of a foster home for the next two weeks.
(Photos and video of Max surrender dog courtesy of Leslie Ysuhuaylas)
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