In Houston, Texas the faithful dog who waited for weeks outside of his home for his murdered owner to return home still does not have a home, was sadly shared on the Facebook page by Katie Brosseau with Bluebelle Rescue. Although the brother of the dog’s deceased owner said he would take the dog, he has declined, and Max’s future remains in limbo.
The German shepherd named Max had been the loyal canine pal of a convenience store clerk, Hatem Abu Harbid, who had been murdered during an armed robbery on the north side of Houston. When the apartment complex manager was forced to lock Max and a cat out, after relatives cleared out the apartment, but left the pets behind, Max was forced to live on the streets for weeks. He was seen outside the front door of the apartment every night just waiting for his owner who would never return, to come home.
According to AbcHouston, animal advocate Muranda Perez, eventually gained the trust of the frightened and very depressed dog and has been fostering him. “The first night he slept as far away from me as possible in the smallest room that he could find,” stated Perez. Weeks later and Max is finally coming around, but “sad story, happy ending ..well we know that’s not the case. The brother is just not in the place to take the animal”, Perez said.
Bluebelle Rescue is now hoping to find Max a home. His new family will need to be very patient and work with him. Max is still quite withdrawn, but Katie assures everyone, this dog, for sure is loyal. His veterinarian checkup came out fine, and he will be receiving obedience training from City Canine free of charge. Having another dog in the family is a plus, but it is recommended that Max be in a home with no children. If interested in adopting Max, click here for an application.
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