What happened to this lost dog?

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I’ve come to learn this dog has been missing since Christmas Day. His name is Max and he’s an 11 year old shitzu. I’ve attached some photos above.

I’m wondering if anyone on this forum can read into what happened to him and reply in this thread… is he alive and safe? Did someone take him? Not expecting anyone to pinpoint his exact location but any information would be great.

I tried to tap in my own astral senses to figure what happened to him, but I’m not sure it’s accurate since I’m still a beginner; so I’m hoping more experienced users will be willing to share their wisdom.