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ABC 15: Mac Survived Chemical Burns in 2013, Now Looking for a New Home

Written by: Kimberly Ring

News Highlights:

  • When Mac, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, arrived at AHS in the summer of 2013, his entire back was charred and skin completely singed, from what veterinarians later determined to be chemical burns.
  • He was rescued by Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™ and was in an incredible amount of pain when he first arrived at the Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™. Yet, his tail never stopped wagging.  
  • It took two complicated 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 resided in a home for a few years where he was obedience trained, socialized with dogs, and grew fond of kids, however, due to landlord restrictions, Mac is sadly back at AHS looking for a new place to call home.
  • The permanent scars on Mac’s back will always serve as a reminder of the trauma he once endured, but those scars deter potential adopters who are unaware of Mac’s survival story.
  • Mac is patiently waiting for a home (one without cats or small critters) at the AHS' Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion, located at 1521 W. Dobbins Road in Phoenix.

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