When you donate to Prairie’s Edge Humane Society on Give to the Max Day you truly are giving to Max, and also to Maxx! You see, Max the dog and Maxx the cat are currently living at PEHS. They became homeless by no fault of their own, so PEHS is now their home where they are being fed, given a warm bed and toys, medical care and lot’s and lot’s of love, but Max and Maxx need your help as well on Give to the “Max” Day as their care is costly.
Max is a dog who was found wandering near Dundas alone and scared. Had he gotten loose from his owner? Did someone just decide they didn’t want him anymore and dump him in the country? We do not know and we will probably never know. You see Max can’t tell us what happened to him. He cannot speak for himself so we do not know how he ended up in the situation he was in. What we do know is that he was brought to Prairie’s Edge Humane Society for help. He was scanned for a microchip to see if we could find his owner. Max waited the required 5 days on a “stray hold” hoping someone was missing him and would come looking for him, during which time he was taken care of and given much love from the folks at PEHS. Unfortunately Max did not have a microchip and no one came looking for him, so PEHS became Max’s home. When Max was brought to the shelter he had bad teeth that were causing him pain and problems. Our veterinarian removed two of his teeth and cleaned up the rest so Max would feel better and be able to eat his food better. Max is now living at Prairie’s Edge Humane Society waiting for that special someone to adopt him and give him the forever home he deserves. We believe he may be a mix of Golden Retriever and perhaps some Chow Chow as well. It was quickly discovered that Max is a very friendly guy who loves to give kisses! Our staff is helping Max with some basic obedience training while he is living with us and we hope whoever adopts Max will enroll him in our dog training classes where he could receive even more training. Before Max was made available for adoption, he was neutered by our veterinarian, given full vaccinations, heartworm tested and microchipped so that if he ever becomes lost again he stands a better chance of being reunited with his family. Max is a big, happy, playful guy who is now safe, healthy and spending his days playing in the side yard at PEHS, going for walks with volunteers and working on his manners. He’s waiting for a home and PEHS will make sure he gets one. Max will stay with PEHS until he is adopted, he will never run out of time or love at PEHS.
Maxx is a beautiful orange and white long haired cat who was brought to Prairie’s Edge Humane Society because his owner had health problems which would no longer allow them to care for Maxx. There was no one else to take Maxx once his owner was no longer able to keep him. This is a scenario we see many times. It is heartbreaking for the animal’s owner to have to turn their beloved pet into the shelter, but often there is no other option. PEHS became Maxx’s new home. When Maxx was turned in we made sure to find out all we could about him from his previous owner so that we are able to find Maxx the best possible home that we can. Until then, Maxx will live at PEHS, playing with the numerous toys in the cat colony, laying in the large window ledge watching the birds outside in the bird feeder (we call this kitty TV) sitting in the lap of a volunteer (which he loves to do), climbing through the “cat trees” with the other cats or snuggling warmly in his personal handmade fleece cat bed which will be sent with him to his next home. During Maxx’s medical exam after coming into the PEHS shelter it was discovered he could use a dental cleaning which he received from our veterinarian. Our veterinarian also made sure that Maxx was up to date on his vaccinations and was then microchipped as well. Maxx was already neutered when he came to us thanks to his responsible owner. Maxx is a happy, healthy, beautiful cat who will stay at PEHS until a forever home is found for him. While at PEHS he will be cared for with much love and attention.
These are only two of the over 1000 animals from our community who will be helped at Prairie’s Edge Humane Society this year. Max and Maxx have so much love to give, so on November 15th please show them the love and “Give to the Max.” You can give a secure donation through the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society fundraising page on givemn.org. We have secured a total of $1750 in matching
funds from two individual donors and Dokmo Ford-Chrysler. So during the 24 hours of Give to the Max Day, every $1 you give up to $1750 will actually result in $2 for Max, Maxx and all of the other animals at Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. There are many other opportunities for you to help Prairie’s Edge to win even more money through hourly drawings based on the number of donors each hour as well as a grand prize for the largest dollar amount raised during the 24 hours of giving. You can also attend our “Spay-ghetti” Dinner for only $7 on November 15th from 5-7 pm at the Northfield Eagles Club where we will have laptops available for your use to make a secure on line donation to Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. Join us for an inexpensive dinner (a vegetarian option will also be available) and help us celebrate “Give to the Max or Maxx Day”!