The longest-serving resident at dog charity Shak has died in his sleep.
Wise, old Max slipped away last Thursday and the charity and its volunteers are sad to see him go.
Stephen Wylie, who runs the charity, said: “Max was living rough in a park when he was caught by dog wardens some years ago and though he suffered from chronic arthritis, it never stopped him loving life and loving his doggy friends, Lola and Star, with whom he played every day.
“We are all going to miss him terribly.”
Shak also has another pooch who is looking for a forever home.
Found abandoned near a farm in the middle of nowhere, Zara was severely underweight, and after the charity picked her up, they took her straight to the vets to be examined.
Stephen said: “The sad thing about Zara’s plight is that she is such a loving soul and just loves company.
“However, after four weeks of TLC at SHAK she has gained weight, strength and has a new confidence.
“She has a distinctive blue tongue so we think that she is a Sharpei cross, though only time will tell how she appears when she reaches her full weight.”
In the meantime, she needs a new home and hopefully being found in that ditch could just be the best thing that has happened to her for a long time.
If you could offer Zara a Forever Foster home, or to any other dog email firstname.lastname@example.org