Nelson County, Virginia
By Jennie T. Willams
About three months ago, Elizabeth Campbell of Mac’s Country Store came across what appeared to be a hunting dog.
“He just showed up here – he was probably 30 pounds lighter,” said Elizabeth. “And he was real skittish at first, it’s taken us the first month for him to let us love on him, and now he’s fine with that.”
Elizabeth has a shelter set up for Max and feeds him a well-balanced meal every day (and suspects her customers are sneaking him snacks, too), but she’s worried that the pup, who lives outdoors, is going to get hurt.
“He was definitely abused,” she said, adding that he’s smart – he’s avoided Animal Control’s traps. A small collection has been taken to pay for a doctor’s visit for Max, but Elizabeth just can’t get there. “I can’t get him into the car and I can’t get a leash on him. So I was hoping maybe somebody who works with a bused animals could help me get him to the vet and then to find a home for him.”
If anyone knows of a way to help Max, please call Elizabeth at Mac’s Country Store at 277-5305.