The MaxFund is a non-profit organization established to provide medical care for injured pets with no known owners and to find new homes for these animals once they have recovered. Further, the MaxFund is committed to the following goals:
Develop and implement education programs pertaining to animal care, with emphasis on the importance of spaying and neutering.
Disseminate information on spayneuter facilities, and, on a periodic basis, conduct a spayneuter clinic for pets of low income families.
Be a voice for the animals on issues of animal welfare.
Cooperate with other animal facilitiesshelters in accomplishing these goals.
Max was hit by a car. In shock, and with two broken legs, he was left by the side of the road. A young woman felt pity and took him to the local veterinarian. But after 10 days there was no one to take care of his extensive, and expensive orthopedic surgeries. Dr. Bill Suro owned a vet hospital at that time, with his wife, Nanci Suro as hospital manager. They decided to accept Max with all his problems.
Despite all the pain and discomfort from multiple surgeries and a long period of physical therapy and rehabilitation, Max never lost his amazing attitude. He quickly became a favorite of staff and clients alike. A fish bowl was placed on the front desk for donations towards Max's hospital bill. The sign on the fish bowl said "The Max Fund."
After five surgeries and eight weeks of hospitalization, Max was discharged and adopted by one of his veterinarians, Dr. John Joseph, DVM.
The happy ending to Max's story was the happy beginning of the MaxFund. The money left over from the generous donations for Max was the initial start-up money for the MaxFund, an organization dedicated to injured animals (like Max) with no known owners.
Injured animals are sometimes euthanized before their owners can find them and take responsibility for the animal's treatment. Some injured animals are abandoned or are strays without an owner. MaxFund animals receive the medical care they need and are either reunited with their original owners or adopted into new families. Thanks to the MaxFund, they truly have a "second leash on life!"