Animal Welfare urges the public to join them in a nationwide search for Max, a young partially blind guide dog survivor of leukemia, tomorrow morning.

The search will begin at 9 am in Ta’ Kandja, Siġġiewi.

“Using its human resources and specialized equipment, the Animal Welfare Department makes every effort to organize this research. However, the government is also appealing to people who are willing to help with the search.

“The story of Miguel Bugeja and his dog Max touched me personally, as it did many Maltese,” said Parliamentary Animal Rights Secretary Alicia Bugeja Said.

“A dog’s love is so precious and able to overcome any obstacle. I therefore urge everyone to help Animal Welfare, both by providing useful information that may lead to the discovery of the dog, and by participating directly in the research.

Max, a golden retriever, went disappeared on September 7in the Ħal Far area – and although he wore a collar, he is not chipped.

The dog’s owner, Miguel Bugeja, had leukemia and his vision was impaired after undergoing a bone marrow transplant.

Puttinu Cares described him as “very friendly and trained to be a guide dog”.

Several rewards have been offered to anyone who can bring Max home safe and sound, with Miguel’s family offering €1,000.

If you have any information or found Max, please call 99465576, 99550292 and 79331912.

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