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Maxfund Animal Adoption Center

denver Animal Shelter

1025 Galapago Street
denver, Colorado 80204
Phone: 303-595-4917
Fax: 303-595-0192
Max was hit by a car. In shock, and with two broken legs, he was left by the side of the road. A young woman felt pity and took him to the local veterinarian. But after 10 days there was no one to take care of his extensive, and expensive, orthopedic surgeries. Dr. Bill Suro owned a vet hospital at that time, with his wife, Nanci Suro as hospital manager. They decided to accept Max with all his problems.

Despite all the pain and discomfort from multiple surgeries and a long period of physical therapy and rehabilitation, Max never lost his amazing attitude. He quickly became a favorite of staff and clients alike. A fish bowl was placed on the front desk for donations towards Max's hospital bill. The sign on the fish bowl said "The Max Fund."

After five surgeries and eight weeks of hospitalization, Max was discharged and adopted by one of his veterinarians, John Joseph, DVM.

The happy ending to Max's story was the happy beginning of the MaxFund. The money left over from the generous donations for Max was the initial start-up money for the MaxFund, an organization dedicated to injured animals (like Max) with no known owners.

Injured animals are sometimes euthanized before their owners can find them and take responsibility for the animal's treatment. Some injured animals are abandoned or are strays without an owner. MaxFund animals receive the medical care they need and are either reunited with their original owners or adopted into new families. Thanks to the MaxFund, they truly have a "second leash on life! "


A non-profit organization
No-kill shelter
Established May 1988
Provides medical care for injured pets with no known owners
Finds homes for these animals once they have recovered.

Adopt a pet from Maxfund Animal Adoption Center

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