Category: Our Most Challenging Rescues

Catalina, Pit Bull Mix
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Catalina, Pit Bull Mix

Post by Medical Animals In Need (M.A.I.N.). As rescuers, many of us think we’ve seen it all. The horrors, the heartache, the wins and the losses become part of a daily life that I think all of us wish we could sometimes leave behind even for a short while.  But, just when we thought we […]

Penelope, French Bulldog
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Penelope, French Bulldog

Meet Penelope. Penelope is a four-year-old French Bulldog with a very sad story… According to her owners, Penelope was injured three weeks ago playing with another dog in the home. The owners reported they didn’t see the injury; only that she appeared to have a sore back, and then the next morning…she couldn’t use her […]

Butch, Boston Terrier Mix
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Butch, Boston Terrier Mix

Meet Butch. Butch was rescued from the Apache Junction Shelter by M.A.I.N. with a condition called Megaesophagus. Megaesophagus, is when the esophagus lacks the ability to push food down into the stomach; this means food won’t get past a certain point, causing vomiting. Butch is extremely emaciated from his condition and weighs just 19.7 pounds. […]

Jessie, Boxer Mix
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Jessie, Boxer Mix

In an article about Jessie in the Examiner, Penny Eims writes: Jessie, the sickly, emaciated, tick-infested pit bull mix who was saved from the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Facility by Medical Animals In Need (M.A.I.N.), has been adopted. Jessie was rescued from absolute misery and certain death in Sept. 2012. Today, she is […]