Chatsworth, CA – A gentle, albeit terrified, dog has spent more than a year of his life hidden in the back of an overcrowded animal shelter in California. The two-year-old German shepherd, Maxamillion, has been at the Los Angeles Animal Services – West Valley Shelter since July 2022.
Tragically, this scared boy has spent half of his life in a shelter, without a family or home of his own.
An advocate shares what is known about Maxamillion’s history, writing, “Maxamillion was found by the LAPD panting and scared on July 18, 2022. He appeared injured and unwilling or unable to walk. His owner never claimed him.”
When he was brought to the shelter he was put in the back because the facility was so crowded. But kind volunteers did their best to help Maxamillion overcome his tremendous fear.
A volunteer began working with him inside his kennel by bringing cheeseburgers and sliced turkey for him and he started improving but was too afraid to leave his kennel. On January 27, 7 months after he arrived at the shelter, another volunteer was able to get him out of his kennel for the first time and he did better than she expected, but protested at times and seemed very unfamiliar with a leash.
He got better on leash as volunteers continued to work with him. 🥰
Imagine this poor dog’s tremendous fear…he was technically still a pup when the police found him. He likely escaped from his home and he was terrified to be out on his own. Rather than getting to go home, he was taken to an unfamiliar, scary building and nobody came to get him.
Now Maxamillion is on “yellow-alert,” which is the alert before a dog is tagged for the euthanasia list. This young dog may be led away to a stark room at the shelter where his life will be ended – through absolutely no fault of his own he may be put down.
Please help this pup find a reputable rescue group to take him in and build up his confidence. Please help Maxamillion have the chance to life out his life.
Information to save him below.
Adoption link here.
Located At: Los Angeles Animal Services – West Valley Shelter
Description: My name is Maxamillion and I am a neutered male, tan and black Mixed Breed.
Age: The shelter staff think I am about 2 years and 1 month old.
Weight: I weigh approximately 68 pounds.
More Info: I have been at the shelter since July 18, 2022.
This animal is only available to 501(c)(3) rescue groups and is not available to the public as he or she requires further behavior modification.
New Hope partners should contact Oliver directly Sunday-Thursday or the kennel supervisor Friday-Saturday.
West Valley Animal Shelter: 818-756-9325 or 818-756-9326
Note: Please contact the shelter directly. Animal Victory is NOT the point of contact and has no affiliation with this dog, or this shelter facility. Thank you.
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