“Max was bright blue pretty much everywhere but his face,” Lisey Good, president of the board of directors for the Scituate Animal Shelter, told The Dodo. “We were mystified, but our vet helped us figure out the blue color (we think). We believe he had recently been treated for a severe flea infestation, using a flea ‘bath’ that can dye certain white coats blue. We aren’t sure, but it seems to make sense given the fact that we could see he had recently had fleas, but didn’t have any when he was found roaming the streets.”
It seems that someone had been trying to treat Max for fleas, but somehow, he’d ended up all alone on the streets anyway.