Max is a lovable puppy. His family adores him and they enjoy playing and running with him. The family got caught in the California wildfire that is destroying the state. They began to worry that he would be lost forever.
When the fire began, the Yaeger family knew they were in grave danger. When they began to evacuate, they couldn’t find Max. This is when they knew they may never see him again.
“We have a pretty big yard and he always likes to hide under our porch when he’s scared and I wasn’t able to get to him,” Yeager told The Dodo. “I saw the fire ash falling from the sky and I knew I had to get my girls out. We were only able to stay for less than five minutes.”
After evacuating, the Yaeger family found out that there was nothing left of their home, just days after. This is when it started to kick in that Max was probably gone too. They did not lose hope though. They used social media as their outlet to continue the search for him.
Then, they saw a news video about a dog named Max! They thought it was someone else’s dog at first. He looked nothing like their Max. They took a chance and called the man who put the video up.
“My husband Jeff was actually looking through news videos on Facebook and came across one that said they found a dog named Max by Stratton’s Market on Sawmill,” Yeager said. “We live about a few houses down, so we called up the news person [and] asked how he knew his name and everything, and he described his collar.”
When they heard what the collar looked like, they knew it was their Max! They went to get him and were saddened by the way that he looked. His fur was burned and he was in a world of pain. He was extremely happy to be back with his family again though.
He is receiving wonderful medical attention currently. He is going to make a full recovery and the Yaeger’s are so happy to have their Max back! “He is doing better,” Yeager said. “They say he will make a full recovery, it’s just going to take some time.”