Since the start of the pandemic, local rescuer Marcela Goldberg had witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of dogs abandoned in their neighborhood in Coyoacán, Mexico. That was why when she received another call about a golden retriever mix left alone in a park in late November, she wasn’t shocked by the news at all.
She immediately called her fellow rescuer, Azul Galindo, and together, they rushed to the scene to see what they could do for the poor dog. The moment they got to the street median where the puppy had been left, they found out that he was not the typical abandoned dog at all.
You see, instead of just being dumped at the site, he was chained to a bench but with no food or water left for him. What was left behind was only a piece of paper weighed down by a rock.
Although several concerned locals were already at the scene to bring him some food to eat, they couldn’t get close enough to feed him since he was too terrified and kept growling them. Fortunately, Marcela and Azul brought some protective gear with them and proceeded to hand him some treats to gain his trust.
However, the aggressive canine still kept his distance, so Marcela decided to reach out to a dog trainer with experience handling such pups. The trainer gave them instructions on how to approach the golden retriever mix, and finally, they were able to cut his chain and pass a rope over his head.
Once the chain was off, the pup became less aggressive and willingly followed his rescuers to their car. Marcela and Azul also got a hold of the note left beside him, which revealed that his name was Max, and he came from an abusive family. His previous fur parent had to give him up so that his other family members wouldn’t mistreat him anymore.
That same day, Max, who was renamed Boston, was brought to the shelter where Marcela worked. It took a while for the canine to get used to his new environment, but he eventually transformed from an aggressive dog to an affectionate pup.
Marcela and Azul are now reviewing his adoption applications to ensure he goes to a home that will not abandon the seven-month-old pup this time around. Look at how the rescuers saved Max here.
Max estaba muy asustado y hubo que acercarse con cautela para poder llevárselo. pic.twitter.com/HU7uDv4yjZ
— Mascotas Coyoacán 🐾 (@MascotaCoyoacan) November 22, 2020
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