Max was a young cat that was dumped off in the middle of the winter at a casino.  He was found almost frozen in a snow bank.  Max’s tail was so badly frozen that it had been “de-gloved” (the skin and hair had all come off) and it looked like a twig.  The vet determined that what remained of Max’s tail would need to be removed, but they did not realize was how severe the injury really was.  The frostbite was so extensive that Max had to have some skin and tissue remove from his buttocks.  Max stayed with the Lake Traverse Animal Rescue for several weeks while he recovered from his surgery. Finally, Max’s health improved and he is cleared for adoption.  For more information about adopting Max, please contact us at