911: Max Deserves Better!!!

The injustice Max has endured is beyond inconceivable! Due to a botched surgery, Max is in a world of pain and worst of all he cannot use his legs! Please help Max get back on all 4 paws!
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About the Campaign

You remember Max a Million. You helped him receive an official diagnosis from the amazing Dr. Adams at PetDeopt.  Today, we have the official diagnosis and we’re here to share it with you. 

A Recap: What happened?

Back in April, Max was diagnosed with Patella Luxation in both his knees (common in smaller dogs).  His owner, Rosie reached out to Last Call K9 Rescue in order to get him the surgery he needed. They connected her to a vet in her area and paid for the surgery. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the best of experiences for Max or Rosie. Instead of doing one leg at a time (which she was under the impression of) the surgeon operated on both legs at the same time. In what was supposed to be an overnight turned into a week away from home for Max. Once the week was up, Rosie was told a surgery to stabilize the knees were performed and Max could go home to his normal life.

At first, Rosie though Max was still healing and it pained him to walk. After sometime of Max being immobile, she went back to the animal hospital and demanded post surgery X-rays.  The hospital told Rosie that his hip was now dislocated and that it must have happened during recovery time. Rosie has kept Max crate confined with limited mobility and done everything she can to care for him properly. She continued to receive the run around and medication from the hospital but as max’s conditioned worsened she knew there was something wrong. This all became too much for Rosie and Max and it was very clear that they needed a second opinion and Max needed help ASAP.

So, what’s wrong with Max?

After one look at Max’s initial x-rays, Dr. Adams determined that one of Max’s hips were dislocated prior to having surgery. Although Max’s knees, were a bit luxated it was not necessary to have surgery performed in order to stabilize them. Due to a gross oversight an obvious negligence, Max received a surgery that he did not need. As a result, Max cannot use either of his hind legs and now both his hips are severely displaced.

At this time, it cannot be determined as to what is the cause of Max’s inability to use his legs and his severe pain. Whether it is the hips or his unnecessarily stabilized knees, we know something needs to be done. Max needs FHO surgery ASAP. The surgery needs to be done on both legs with at least a month’s time in between.

This is such an emotional time for Rosie and her family. She’s shocked, heart broken, but also hopeful! Max has so many years left and she wants to make them count for him. This is truly a pet owner’s worst nightmare.  We’re doing as much as we can to help Max get back on his feet. We appreciate your support and donations and your investment in this little guy’s story.



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  • Carol Gibbons

    So sorry this happened to little Max.. Much love to Max, Rosie, and his family, and praying for a speedy recovery 💖💕

    August 2, 2018 at 6:59 pm Reply

  • Monica Johnson

    We just put out family dog down today after 14 years of beautiful companionship. Had there been a possibility of help & hope & was not able to afford it, it would be my greatest wish & prayer that others could help my fur baby survive & thrive. I wish your baby the best! Also shared your story with love and hope!

    August 4, 2018 at 12:14 am Reply

  • Beverly Rosas

    I really hate to see when prior medical care and surgeries are botched – this one big time. Poor Max and family. Sure hope he gets the proper help he needs and walks again with no pain!

    August 16, 2018 at 7:35 pm Reply

  • Rheeta Zell

    Max did not deserve this botched surgery and he has the will to walk….

    August 17, 2018 at 2:06 pm Reply

    • Syndarellie

      I’m so sorry for Maxx. What a sweet little fellow. You should get the vet that botched his surgery to pay up and pay for therapy.

      August 17, 2018 at 3:54 pm Reply

  • Adriana Fernandez

    I have 4 shih tzu.. all descendents of my own max.. in his honor…

    August 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm Reply