Frisco, Texas (Stonebrook/Preston)
Adopted from Hillcrest Rescue: 9/10/2023
Missing from new home: 9/14/2023
MMESAR Case acceptance date: 09/26/2023
Mike and Mary recently adopted Max from Hillcrest Animal Rescue. He was originally at Collin County Animal Services where he had been seized as a victim of a large scale dog hoarding case. Max was pretty scared but he was adjusting and he was enjoying the love he was receiving. On the 3rd night in his new home, Max went outside through a dog door and escaped out of a small opening in the fence.
The trauma and neglect Max endured as a hoarding case made him very scared and timid. Once he escaped he became extremely elusive to humans, making him improbable to hand capture. Our specialized team is needed to capture him.
Our team put boots on the ground on site of the recent sightings and we surveyed the area. We also made contact with several neighbors.
We deployed a video monitored feeding station in an undisclosed area nearby in hopes of luring Max to the station where we will capture him using our corral trap.
If you see Max, DO NOT APPROACH! He will RUN! Simply call or text the number on the flyer and report the location and direction of travel. DO NOT FEED Max. We need him eating at our feeding station only.
There have been no additional sightings of Max as of this hour and he has not yet visited our feeding station. The raccoons paid a quick visit this morning and ate a couple of bites.
FACT: Raccoons and dogs play nice together, and they often visit the feeding station one after the other or even together sometimes.
A neighbor made this post on the “Neighbors by Ring” app back on September 15 that includes a picture of Max on her porch. Max’s owners as well as our team have made several comments trying to reach the original poster, but the app defaults to a setting that turns OFF the ability for anyone to contact him/her. The neighbors app does not allow private messaging either. We desperately need to find this address to see if they have him.
Max’s family has been replenishing the feeding station every single morning, and every single evening like clockwork.
Our team arrived in the morning and began searching on foot for the home and porch where Max was confirmed being seen at on 9/15/23. All we had to go by was a photo that was posted to the Neighbors by Ring app on 9/15. It was important that we find this home to find out more details about the sighting and to find out if they were able to capture Max or not. We searched for 6 hours and covered more than 350 homes in the area of the posted Ring map. Thankfully, with the help of neighbor and Good Samaritan Susie we found the porch where the photo of Max was taken. We spoke to the homeowner who told us that Max was only on their porch for a very short time, and that when her husband went to pick him up, he ran off quickly.
Throughout our search, we spoke to several neighbors and passed out flyers. Tragically there is another white Chihuahua and family boxer that are allowed to roam free by their owners quite frequently making sightings of Max difficult to confirm.
There have not been any additional sightings of Max as of this hour. Please refresh all of your shares and continue spreading the word on all social media pages as well as NextDoor and Ring.