The story of the dynamic duo of Diesel and Max goes from heartbreaking to heartwarming, so read on! Diesel is a 12-year-old Pit Bull and Max is a 10-year-old Husky. The story is a bit uncertain, but we’ve been told that their owner was ill, and no longer able to care for them. Unsuccessful in finding anyone else to care for them, she surrendered them to the Logan County Animal Shelter in West Virginia in late July. Not only are both dogs bonded, but Diesel is nearly blind, and relies on Max to be his guide dog. The odds against these two getting out of the shelter alive, let alone together, seemed slim to none. They had until 4 pm on July 29th to get adopted or rescued, otherwise they would be euthanized.
On July 26th, in response an email from the organization Paws Squad, RADAR provided an assistance offer as an incentive for a rescue to take both dogs together. On the day that the dogs were scheduled to be euthanized, the vet wasn’t able to make it to the shelter. Diesel and Max were granted a brief reprieve, and the search for rescue could continue! On July 31st, Believe In Buster Animal Rescue & Sanctuary in Virginia, agreed to take both Diesel and Max! And even better, the rescue had an approved adopter waiting for both dogs!
On August 2nd, the dogs received their initial vetting. Diesel was also initially treated for skin issues. Luckily, both dogs tested heartworm negative. The dogs were transported on August 3rd, arriving safely late in the day to be greeted by their adopter, Sharon. Diesel’s skin issues were more extensive than first thought, so he received additional treatment on August 7th. To view more photos of Diesel, click here.
RADAR paid all of Diesel’s initial vetting and treatment costs of $244.
UPDATE! Diesel has been adopted… with Max!
UPDATE! All funds for Diesel have been raised! Thank you!
If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Diesel:
Chloe’s SOS Fund; Elizabeth Reedy; Diana Berkstresser
Added on August 13, 2013.