Max the therapy dog

Max is a therapy dog who on Christmas Eve tore a ligament his back leg. Now he is unable to do his therapy work!
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About the Campaign


During the holiday’s Max was playing with his family when all of a sudden he stopped playing. Max wasn’t putting any weight on his back leg so the family brought him inside. They took care of Max like it was a strain but soon they realized he wasn’t getting better and a vet visit was needed. Of course, it was Christmas Eve so getting a doctor’s appointment was tricky. Luckily, a local vet stayed open for them where they x-rayed his leg. The x-rays showed he had a complete ACL rupture in his right leg.  ACL ligament connects his tibia to his femur. Also meaning surgery is the only way to fix his injury.

Diagnosed with: ACL tear


Vet Estimate for ACL repair:

Heather got estimates from all over Southern California for the cheapest option. 



**Surgery is set for January 27th due to the severity of the tear and the fact Max already has arthritis in his joints(neck and back).

Max is a therapy and emotional support dog for, others and  Heather. Heather brings Max to her doctor appointments and Max brings joy to the whole office. Since he isn’t walking very far, Max isn’t able to do his work. Heather is permanently disabled and not working. She is too waiting to under surgery.

“It’s very heartbreaking to see him going thought this, as he is nothing but a sweet boy with his big ears, big eyes and big heart.” – Heather

Free Animal Doctor raises money for sick and injured animals. FAD only raises the amount of money needed stated from the vet. FAD pays all animal veterinary bills directly. All donations are tax deductible. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions: 626-325-6296

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  • Carol Gibbons

    Max doesn’t deserve this pain, let’s help him get better! Much love to you handsome ❤

    January 16, 2020 at 2:03 pm Reply

    • heather hyde

      Thank yo so much, you are such a lovely human.

      Max appreciated all you kindness. Xo Heather and Max

      January 17, 2020 at 12:39 am Reply

  • Natalie HELMS

    Save Max NOW

    January 21, 2020 at 1:11 pm Reply