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Dog Loses Leg but Finds Forever Love


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max (2)Max was found with his brother, Milo, living in a basement, before being rescued and brought to the Hillside SPCA in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. They had never been on a leash, were under-socialized and extremely fearful of new things.

At only eight months old, Max was suffering from an injured hind leg. Upon a veterinary visit, it was determined that Max had a broken leg and it had probably been broken for quite some time.

The staff and volunteers at Hillside SPCA were devastated! How cruel could a person be to leave a dog suffering in pain with a broken leg?!

Despite their hopes, it was determined that the best thing for Max was for his leg to be amputated. This seemed especially daunting considering he still needed to find a forever home too!  He went into a foster home shortly after his surgery.

Amazingly, Max’s foster family had a friend who quickly fell in love with him, three legs and all, and decided to take him in to be a permanent member of the family.

Max’s stitches are due to come out soon but he is taking it all in stride. He is the most pleasant, grateful pooch ever. Everyone thinks he is just a doll!

Max and Holly
Max and Holly

Max’s brother, Milo, is continuing to search for a forever home and the staff members at Hillside are all holding out hope that he will be as lucky as Max has been!


Hillside SPCA is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that goes above and beyond for every animal that enters their doors. They provide animal welfare services to all of Schuykill County, Pennsylvania.

They also have a special fund called “Joe’s Fund,” in memory of their manager, Barbara Umlauf’s son, Joe Parnell. Donations to this fund go to saving the lives of so many animals in need.