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Update on senior Shih Tzu who was surrendered to animal control

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Update 1/22/14: Max has a terrible skin condition. He has been groomed and treated with a medicated bath. The veterinarian tried steroids, but Max did not tolerate them well. He is on antibiotics and pathology results on the lesions are pending.

On Friday, a senior Shih Tzu was given his freedom ride from the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control facility in Lancaster, Calif.

The dog, 13-year-old "Max," had been surrendered to the facility last week and after his photo was captured upon intake, frantic networking began.

Cheryl Poindexter, Max's rescuer, updated her Facebook followers about Max after he was pulled from the shelter:

He was scared to death. They had him in ISO. I walked into the Lancaster shelter and they already had the paperwork ready for me. One of the most pleasant pulls I have ever made.

He has a skin condition or some sort of allergy but the sores seem to be healing. Lancaster shelter did a great job treating him with medicated baths. I am having him being checked out at the vet and will know more tomorrow. He was absolutely starved watching me eat my Subway tuna so I bought him a hamburger.

We did a VERY good thing. This little dog is VERY special. Thank you Alicia for finding Linda Muggli to foster. Thank you Linda for giving him a place to land. Thank you PJ for letting me pull him. Thank you Cheryl Meyer and New Beginnings in case everything fell through.

Anyone interested in making a donation to help with Max's veterinary costs can do so in one of the following ways:

PayPal: poinsiepets@earthlink.net (Designate for Max)
Check: Cheryl Poindexter • 11629 Juniper Hills Rd., Littlerock CA 93543
Direct to vet: Schwartz, David B, Dvm - Boulevard Pet Clinic
11440 Ventura Blvd # 102, Studio City, CA (818) 506-2440
DONATE TO MAX UNDER MUGGLI ACCOUNT- Let me know how much you donate to vet so I can track to make sure Max gets it.

Prior story about Max here.

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