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BRISTOL, United Kingdom — When Miranda Albinson found Max cowering in the corner of a room, she didn’t couldn’t even get him to look at her. Now Max is thriving in his new and healthy life.
Albinson, an RSPCA officer, was shocked by the horrible state that Max, a nine-year-old West Highland Terrier, was in once she arrived at the home of Kenneth Nigel Mackenzie.
“I found Max in the corner of a room in the defendant’s house in a terrible state. Not only was his tumour gruesome and shocking – it was like something out of a horror film – but the poor boy was dirty and emaciated and I have rarely seen a more depressed dog in all of my time at the RSPCA,” Albinson told The Express UK.
Max was suffering from a terrible tumor on his head that Mackenzie knew of but did not seek treatment for. In fact, Mackenzie was hoping Max would die peacefully in his sleep. He said that he couldn’t stand the idea of putting Max down after his wife left him.
“It was just a very sad case and I dread to think of how much he must have suffered,” Albinson said.
Max was immediately taken to a clinic in Bristol where he underwent treatment for the tumor.
Mackenzie was charged with two counts of animal cruelty and is not allowed to own any animals for five years. He must also do community service and pay a fee.
As for Max, he is doing wonderfully.
“He’s improving daily and the difference in his behavior is just remarkable. He also has been lucky enough to find a loving new home already and I’m truly over the moon that a dog as sweet as Max can now put this experience behind him,” Albinson told The Express UK.
“it’s like he’s got a new lease of life – he’s a different dog now.”
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