Former dog burn victim waits for a home

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Mac arrived at the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) with his skin completely singed. The veterinarians determined the injuries to be from chemical burns.

The Rhodesian Ridgeback was a stray when he was found on a hot summer day in 2013. Mac was in an extreme amount of pain when he arrived at the Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital, but his tail didn’t stop wagging.

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It took two surgeries, weeks of pain management, laser therapy, daily bandage changes, and months of care in a foster home before Mac’s third degree burns finally healed.

Mac spent a few years at a nice home that trained him and taught him to socialize with other dogs and kids, but because of landlord restrictions Mac is back at AHS.

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The scars on Mac’s back show the battle he fought, but those scars deter potential adopters who don’t know his story. Mac is a well-mannered, family-friendly, 6-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback in need of a caring home.

He is patiently waiting for his new family, preferably one without a cat or small critters.

His adoption fee is $200 and includes his neuter surgery, vaccinations, and a microchip. You can find him at the Arizona Humane Society at 1521 W. Dobbins Road in Phoenix. 

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