Good news everyone, Max is going home!! If you're an animal lover please read the petition and sign it anyway. On behalf of Max, thank you!!
Max, an 85 pound Argentine Mastiff, is being unfairly imprisoned at the Denver Animal Shelter. On Tuesday, Feb 7th Max and his owner were enjoying a late afternoon walk when Max ran onto the frozen pond. The ice broke under his weight and Max was stranded in an icy pool of water. A firefighter from the West Metro Fire Dept. risked his life to rescue Max. The firefighter's heroics was captured by a news helicopter from KUSA, 9News, Denver. The next day Max, his owner and the firefighter appeared on a morning news show. Kyle Dyer a news anchor for the station was conducting the interview when she leaned in towards Max's head. Max who has shown no signs of aggression in the past, bared his teeth at Ms. Dyer then, on live TV bit her on the lip. Ms. Dyer, who apparently is a huge dog lover, was taken to the hospital for emergency treatment and is expected to make a full recovery. In the meantime Max, whose rabies shots are up to date is being held in "routine" 10 day quarantine at the Denver Animal Shelter. Shelter officials have said that Max "most likely" won't be put down. Most likely? This unfortunate event was NOT Max's fault, this was the result of human error. Max was undoubtedly feeling stressed from the previous day's events and from being in a TV studio with bright lights and studio equipment, not to mention a slew of well-intended, but unfamiliar humans. Free Max from his imprisonment!!!