In a new interview with GQ, the adorable Labrador retriever, Max, talks about the man he calls “the most awful person” in the world.
Max, who lives with his owner, Terence Buechler, told GQ he never would have imagined the kind of abuse he endured at the hands of a former boss.
“I thought, ‘This is just me.’
I thought, I’ve never been in a situation like this before,” Max told Gq.
“And I was right.
He’s a horrible person.”
Terence’s former boss, a former deputy sheriff, told investigators that he abused his position to sexually abuse his female subordinates, including Max.
He was eventually convicted of five counts of sexual abuse of a child and sentenced to life in prison.
Terence and Max bonded after he and Buechanler broke up, and Terence took Max under his wing and started a rescue group for abused animals, according to GQ.
“He was kind of my soulmate, and I was always just so grateful that he was my soul mate, because otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to make it,” Max said.
“If he didn’t know me and he didn´t know what I was going through, I would have just stayed in jail.
But he did.”
Tempting the Devil in the Office Max said that Buechaler’s sexual misconduct began after he left the police force in 2005.
“My heart just sank when I heard it,” he told G Q. “The thing that really got to me was, I had to leave because I was so disgusted with what was going on with the department.
I felt like it was not just a mistake, but a crime, that he had done so much to abuse my trust.”
When Buecher was fired, Max was placed in a position of authority over Terence, and he started training him to perform certain tasks.
“We were trained to look out for the safety of our dog, and to look for signs of trouble,” Max explained.
“Once he got a job, we were told he had to get a license for his dog, that the dog had to be on leash, and that he could’t have any pets, even the dogs that he has been trained to keep in his own home.
“There was nothing I could do about it, I was just in shock. “
It was really like I was in the basement, and we were training him,” Max added.
“There was nothing I could do about it, I was just in shock.
I was like, what the fuck is going on?
What the fuck?
We were training, training him.”
When Terence started abusing his female employees, Max and Buhner became concerned and approached the police.
They said that the women were abusing animals, and Buesler threatened to expose their identities if they told anyone.
“One of the women, she had a tattoo on her arm and she was kind-of a caricature of a dog,” Max recalled.
“She would get her dogs into the garage and the garage was always full of dogs.
So she would take her dogs out to the backyard and she would put them in the garage, and she wouldn’t even put them outside because she was scared she would get in trouble.”
Buehler and his assistant were charged with animal cruelty and animal neglect, but were acquitted by a jury.
The women pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of felony animal cruelty, and were sentenced to probation and community service.
Trespassing on Pets Buechlers conviction was later overturned on appeal, and the former deputy has been sentenced to four years in prison, according a New York Times article.
Tributes poured in from all over the world for the retired police officer, including a Facebook post from President Donald Trump, who said that he is “so saddened to hear about the horrific abuse of dogs and cats that Terence has subjected his victims to.”
“The most adorable dog I ever knew,” wrote one user.
“Terence Buescher deserves the highest honor in our country and I’m so thankful he is serving his time for a crime that should never have happened,” said another.
“You are an inspiration to the world,” wrote another.
More: Bueches attorney, Michael Egan, told the Associated Press that he did not think Terence would have been convicted if he had not abused animals.
“That was a tragic mistake that he made,” he said.
“If he would have not done that, Tres would be living a much happier life and Tres and Max would not be living in this hellhole he is living in now.”
Read the full interview with Tres below.