Max, a 1-year-old black retriever dog, was found emaciated, near death and abandoned one month ago -- but after a police rescue, he transformed into a "happy, playful and friendly dog," his rescuers say.
Police are trying to find Max's owner and ask anyone with information to contact Fairfax County Animal Protection Police.
Scroll to meet Max and learn his remarkable story.
A 1-year-old black retriever was struggling to survive when Fairfax police found him a month ago. With the help of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, Max was nursed back to health.