Unluckiest dog Max needs a loving home
A pooch from Peterborough named as the RSPCA’s unluckiest dog is looking for a new home.
Three year-old Staffie Max has been neglected by owners, suffers from serious skin allergies, dislocated his knee and has even been diagnosed with arthritis - but is hoping his luck will change with a new home.
The Staffordshire bull terrier arrived at the RSPCA’s Blackberry Farm Animal Centre in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, over a year ago - on March 9 2017.
Animal care assistant Harrison Foster, who’s been looking after Max, said: “He came into our care after being rescued from terrible conditions. He was unloved and emaciated.”
A few weeks after being signed over by his previous owners, who lived in Peterborough, and were struggling to cope, Max developed a rash which he had soon itched red raw. Vets tried lots of different treatments for skin allergies but his itching continued for almost a year.
“We finally managed to get his allergies under control,” Harrison said, “and he’s likely to need to stay on treatment for life. But he still wasn’t out of the woods yet.”
In October, Max went to an animal hospital in Birmingham for surgery on his dislocated knee. He needed lots of specialist care and rest after his op but vets finally gave him the all-clear when a round of final x-rays showed that this young lad had developed arthritis in the knee due to the damage.
Staff are trying to find Max a loving home. More info on Max is available from staff at Blackberry Farm. You can contact them by calling 0300 123 0752 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.