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Gidget, a Genetic Condition Repaired

Gidget is an 8-year old Chihuahua Mix found wandering the streets many years ago in South Central Los Angeles by her mom, Melinda, a tutor with CSUMB.  Melinda reached out to Max’s so upset and afraid for her pup. She wrote, ” For the last 3 days Gidget is not able to stand alone on…

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Toby Beat All Odds

Toby arrived at his new family home in May 2020, from a local friend for their son’s birthday. The amount of love Toby expressed helped their son coup with the stress of the pandemic and school shutdowns. A day later little Toby was not feeling well and needed help fast. The sadness overwhelmed Toby’s family…

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Betty Boop, Cuts Like a Knife

Betty Boop is an 8-year old rescue dog and lives a successful life with parents who normally have no trouble paying debts or caring for their pet. We’re told that normally you can find Betty dressed in a dress and happily playing with her siblings and walking with her mama. When Betty, a normally pretty…

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Tummy Troubles for Duesy

“This 11 year old long, haired dachshund has been with our family since she was a puppy. When she started having less appetite and lethargy a week ago, our family was highly concerned. We thought she had ingested some wood chips and was experiencing stomach problems from this. When we took her to the vet,…

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Chico’s Recovery Celebration

As a service dog providing comfort and emotional support, when Chico got sick, the impact was far reaching on the family. With a humble and hopeful heart, owner Gicela quickly reached out to Max’s Helping Paws to save Chico. “We really need help our dog needs an emergency surgery and the corona virus is making…

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Breathing Relief For Coco

When 14 week old Coco joined Alyssa and her 3 children at home, it was love at first sight. After 3 weeks together, the family realized Coco was having trouble breathing and was gasping for breath. Scared for their new Siberian Husky and family member, Alyssa sought out resources for Coco. During a time when…

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Nova the Benevolent

Nova is a 1-year-old cat owned by two CSUMB full time students who live in Marina. One of the students was working doing in home care, but upon the onset of the Pandemic, was forced to stop working due to safety concerns from her client. One evening during Shelter In Place, Nova was sick, and…

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Compassion Saved His Leg

When you walk up to your front door and see your 11 month old kitty curled up in a ball not wanting to move, something is very wrong. Jada tried to pick up her precious Azarii to see that his back leg was dangling and he couldn’t put weight on it. She took him to…

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SCOOTER – WHO ADOPTED WHOM?

Jeff is one of those “cat dad” who quickly becomes the “neighborhood house the animals go to.”  With a quiet demeanor and no family to speak of, when Scooter appeared at his door one day purring up a storm, Jeff was instantly smitten.  Jeff became Scooter’s “person” about 15 years ago, and neither one ever…

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Tonka Needed Help to Breathe

Tonka the spry 14 year old Chihuahua mix always enjoyed long rides in the car, and neighborhood walks in her very own carriage. But something was wrong Tonka was having sudden severe coughing spells that were affecting both of them. Rosalie had recently been laid off during the COVID-19 Pandemic and she was trying all…

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