Max has recently joined the ranks as one of our Les Amis long-term fosters. He was dumped at the refuge after spending all his life with his owners. As they had passed away he, like many other dogs in this situation, was left alone. His remaining family did not want him and short of making sure he was fed, his life was spent alone. . . and finally he was taken to the refuge. It happened that a member of Les Amis was there and saw his sheer desperation and confusion at being left in such a peremptory manner. It was pitiful.
And so a call went out immediately to see if a foster home could be found. Because his situation was so sad, a temporary foster home was found very quickly. However he could not stay there indefinitely and when an unexpected bereavement hit, he had to be moved. He demonstrated severe separation anxiety, not to mention his severe skin condition. Little by little all improved until he totally won over his foster Mum and Dad's heart. And so he became a Les Amis long-term foster which simply means we remains responsible for his vet's fees but he belongs entirely as part of his new family.