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Location: Blanch, North Carolina, USA


We found Max near our home on Halloween – someone had yanked his tail off. The vet removed what was left, made him an honorary manx, and he has made a wonderful recovery. Max is a joy!

He is currently entered in the Petfinder Luckiest Pet of 2013 Contest & would appreciate votes. If he wins, all proceeds will go to the Goathouse Cat Rescue in Pittsboro, NC, & Silver Cloud Special Cat Sanctuary in Blaine, Washington. Folks can vote everyday till March 18th & we need all the votes we can get! Any help will be appreciated! Here’s the link to his Petfinder page — search for “Max” & location ‘Blanch, NC’

Max also has his own little Facebook page.

27 Responses to “Max”
  1. Profile photo of meddings meddings

    I will be proud to vote for Max the Honorary Manx and will also check him out on Facebook!

  2. Profile photo of JerseyGirl JerseyGirl

    Aw, just missed the pounce because I had to log in! Max is one cute orange fellow!

  3. Profile photo of meddings meddings

    Hey Jerseygirl I will give you the “honorary pounce” today 🙂

  4. Profile photo of donut donut

    Where did his ear go? I hope you and Max have nothing but grandly happy days for the rest of your lives.

  5. svance2011

    What is this world coming to? Who would pull a cat’s tail off. I’m so thankful that Max now has a loving family. Orange tabbys are wonderful, loving babies. I wish you and Max many years of love and happiness. And yes … he got my vote too.

  6. Profile photo of JerseyJoan JerseyJoan

    Max, you adorable, handsome dude! I’m sorry someone was mean to you, but your new hoomans will make sure all memories of that are washed away, replaced by lots of love and happy memories.
    Looks like his ear may be hidden behind a leaf 🙂

  7. Profile photo of caroline caroline

    Max is a handsome orangie boy. He has the sweetest look on his face.:)

  8. Profile photo of piobaire piobaire

    I hope whoever did this to Max gets paid back tenfold. Man reading those stories on the Petfinder page about did me in. God bless every single one of you who have adopted a needy pet.

  9. Profile photo of Kirby Kirby

    I’m horrified that someone could be so mean to such a sweet and handsome fellow! And I’m so glad he has found a home with loving people who know what a gem he is!

    Bless you for taking care of this little love bug!

  10. Profile photo of Arcalian Arcalian

    Fundraiser FUZZ

    Halloween FUZZ

  11. I hope Karma gets the sob who did this to him! He’s so cute, I hope he gets the best furrever home.

  12. Jeankit

    I vote for Max the cutiest orangie with survivor kit’tude our Star-kit of the Day at TDK!

  13. Profile photo of Bobosmom Bobosmom

    Halloween is a very bad time for any animal that’s left outdoors. Crazy/sick people think it’s funny to torture them. It breaks my heart that Max suffered so. Bless you for caring for this dear, sweet boy.

  14. Profile photo of cindicated cindicated

    Hi everyone! I’m Max’s Aunt Cindi & I am so so so so so very excited that Max is the star of today. My mom had major surgery today & I came on here for some cuteness to see Max!!! The vet believes Max was born without part of his ear. It wasn’t bleeding or damaged like his tail when Jo found him on Halloween. Please check out Max’s Facebook page & vote for him in the Petfinder contest. I know the shelter would greatly use the award money & Max is indeed a lucky boy to have the meowme he has!

  15. Profile photo of Jo Jo

    Thank you so much for honoring Max!

    I am almost speechless! Max’s purr speaks for him!

    Support in the Petfinder voting would be greatly appreciated – & all cat lovers are invited to visit Max’s FB page – there you’ll find his story in the Files, as well as photos that document his journey.

    Thank you so much – you have MADE OUR DAY! We feel famous! 🙂

  16. Profile photo of Jo Jo

    Thank you, Cindi – this wouldn’t have happened without your encouragement! <3

  17. Profile photo of catpower catpower

    What a handsome and curious ginger tabby. Bless you for rescuing Max and giving him a safe and loving home.

    It’s horrific what the human species is capable of to victimize the weakest that deserve our adoration and protection.

    I’m already voting for Dottie who is another victim of cruelty. Dottie was found in a parking lot. Both of her rear feet had been cut off along with her left ear. Her owner found a prosthetic company that was willing to try to make Dottie a pair of legs so she can have a normal life.

    Otherwise Max would definitely have my vote. I so wish there was a 2nd prize.

  18. Profile photo of catruled51 catruled51

    What a cutie!! I definitely give this little love bug my vote!

  19. Profile photo of Buckskin977 Buckskin977

    Thank you so much for rescuing Max & giving him a safe, loving home. He is one handsome boy!
    My furkids & I wish you & Max many happy, healthy years.

  20. Profile photo of vjrose vjrose

    Bless you for helping Max heal and become the handsome, purring fellow he is. Sounds like he’s so grateful for being in a loving furrever home!

    Bobosmom is right, Halloween is a dangerous time for companion animals to be outside. I pray that the sick excuse for a human who harmed Max is never able to harm anyone again. And I pray for all the rescued animals, and for their rescuers. Will happily vote for Max! I live near Blaine, WA, site of one of the potential winning rescues, though I volunteer for SPOT (Saving Pets One at a Time.)

  21. Profile photo of pussigato pussigato

    I can’t say anymore about the jerks who tortured Max that hasn’t been said. Orangies are the most loving guys around and I’m so grateful a wonderful hoomin adopted him. Thank you for giving Mr. Max a furever, loving home. Yes, I will vote for him.

  22. Profile photo of amuse amuse

    Oh, Max, I hope your memory is as short as your adorable, fashionable faux-manx tail.
    Animals can teach us so much about forgiveness, because I can’t forgive anyone who would hurt a baby cat. So glad Max has found a great home and warm laps! (I tried to vote but they won’t let me…because I do not have CABLE tv! Never been discriminated on for *that* reason before.)

  23. Profile photo of catlessinto catlessinto

    Poor Max! what a miserable start to life. I certainly hope not more than a little karmic payback went back to the awful people who hurt him. How wonderful you found him and helped him thrive, he’s gorgeous. He has my vote! Please give him many cuddles from me

  24. Profile photo of cskormin cskormin

    I voted for Max! I couldn’t read the stories about abused animals. I get sick to my stomach. My heart just broke when I read about what had been done to your Max! God bless you for taking him in and God bless Max. I am so glad he has a safe forever home where he is loved.

  25. Profile photo of MaryLynnVa MaryLynnVa

    Max is a handsome dude. He looks like he is a big purr machine! He is lucky that you found him, enjoy him for a long time.

  26. Profile photo of lagatta lagatta

    catlessintoronto, were you able to vote? It asked me for a US state (and a zipcode, if I recall).

    My Renzo (black, to boot) ran away on Halloween over 4 years ago – it was a beautiful day and I was hanging washing out. I was terrified that some sadist had hurt him or killed him. He returned 5 weeks later, when winter was starting to set in. Emaciated, but he is still there now at almost 17. But getting old…

    I can’t say anything printable about people who torture animals… want to sic a hungry tiger on them.

    I assumed that Max had just been in a little fight with another cat. Renzo has an ear like that too.

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