'Death row' dog found wandering in Stallingborough to get a new home
HERE'S a "tail" with a very happy ending!
Max the German shepherd is enjoying some TLC from animal-lovers after he was found wandering in the yard at Bring Logistics, in Stallingborough, more than a week ago – and there were fears for his future at one point if his owners were not tracked down.
Luckily, he was taken in by the Blue Cross Animal Hospital in Grimsby, where staff booked him into a rehoming centre in case his owners were not traced.
Volunteers at German Shepherd Dog Rescue heard of his plight and, fearing he would be put to sleep, took him to a rescue kennel in North Lincolnshire before finding him emergency foster care.
Volunteer Robert Hammond and others are now finding him a loving home, but in the meantime, making sure he is happy, safe and cared for.
He said: "Max is in a nice and cosy environment, being well fed and watered and taking plenty of exercise. He is underweight, but he is putting it back on.
"He is very friendly and he is already getting used to being around other dogs and people. We think in about two months he will be ready for a permanent home."
The organisation who campaign for a "no kill" policy are hopeful Max's story will show others the rewards of rehoming a dog with a chequered past.
Robert added: "Max is so affectionate and loving. He will need an experienced fosterer as he has issues, but who wouldn't after what he has been through this past week. All he wants is to be part of a family, which is what all dogs want. He just wants to belong.
"Like most dogs, he can become boisterous, but all he needs is guidance and now he will get that."