Max's Memorial Fund for FIV and FeLV Cats
$1,015 Raised
51% of $2k goal
10 contributors
2 Years running
Max's Memorial Fund will soon be moving to a new location due to persistent technical failures with the Fundrazr service. A new location for the Fund will be announced shortly. In the meantime, donations can still be made securely here. More ...

INCREDIBLE NEWS!! Garry Gabrielle of Winnipegosis has offered us a matching grant of $2000 for Max's Fund! In other words, he'll double any amount up to $2000 meaning we stand to raise as much as $4000 to help cats with FIV or FelV!

The photo is from Garry's cat sanctuary in Winnipegosis. Garry is also the man who gave shelter to our Sugar Ray, rescued from the streets of Virden and testing positive for Feline Leukemia. He and fellow Felv-cat Sam now share a luxury riverside condo on the estate! 

Please help us to build Max's Fund. And thank you to everyone who has given so far. To those with sick cats or cats who have already left this world due to feline illnesses... this fund is for you, for your lost babies, for your kitties still fighting the good fight. Thank you for never giving up. Thank you Garry for your passion, your faith, and your undying love for the 4-legged miracles of hope we share this world with. 

Now let's get sharing and bumping up that $ meter!

Max's Story:

Maxwell came into rescue with Virden Pet Network in 2012 after living as a stray in Elkhorn, MB. This handsome, affectionate tabby waited nearly a year to be adopted, but finally he found his forever home with a young couple who are passionate animal lovers and have fostered hundreds of dogs over the years. 

They quickly realized that Max was a unique cat-dog... he adored their foster puppies and began nurturing them, playing with them, and training them (see the video above). And the pups adored him right back! Uncle Max had found his reason for being. 

Only a few short months later, Max suddenly became very ill. Blood tests revealed Max was positive for FIV, even though he had tested negative earlier. Max fought his way back to health after that first illness only to be brought down by another health crisis, this one more serious than the first. 

But still Uncle Max was determined to make it. Thin, weak, and without much appetite, Max continued to care for his little canine charges the best he could. We all believed he had turned a corner. 

But on Nov. 6, 2013, he quietly slipped away in his sleep leaving a heartbroken family and fans. Many of them had never met him but had come to love Max through his many Facebook photos, videos and stories about his remarkable life as a cat-dog. 

While his parents miss him terribly, they continue to care for their large family of dogs, foster puppies, horses and one newcomer -- Reggie, another FIV+ foster cat. 

Reggie and others like him may need our help one day. Please join us in honouring Max's amazing life by helping another FIV cat to get well. 

Virden Pet Network is a registered charity. Your donation to Max's Fund is tax deductable.

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