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Max the therapy dog saved by urgent blood transfusions

3AW Afternoons listeners have helped save the life of therapy dog, Max. The Labrador is the beloved pet of a Lilydale family.

The family lost their 7-year-old son Joseph three years ago after he suffered an epileptic seizure, Max has been helping them through their grief.

Max became seriously unwell and was unable to eat, drink or walk. He needed an urgent blood transfusion or vets feared he would die.  

Jennifer Hunt from the Pet Medical Crisis Fund spoke with Denis Walter on Thursday.

‘The family literally had $400 left in the bank and were doing everything they could to keep life in a normal pattern after their tragic loss three years ago,’ she said.  

3AW listeners came to the rescue and helped the Pet Medical Crisis Fund raise enough money for not one, but two blood transfusions.

Jennifer let listeners know that since the medical care, Max has eaten his breakfast for the first time in 4 days and is wagging his tail. 

Click PLAY below to hear about Max’s heart-warming recovery.  

Max has helped his family through a tough time.

Max has helped his family through a tough time. Photo: Supplied

Thanks to urgent medical care, Max is now standing.

Thanks to urgent medical care, Max is now standing. Photo: Supplied

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