Meet Daddy Diesel! This three-year-old Labrador Retriever-Newfoundland mix arrived on February 18th at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. Diesel and his son Rafiki were surrendered by their owner, who was no longer able to care for the dogs. It was bad enough that these dogs were both large and black, but it was even worse that both dogs tested heartworm positive. The cost of heartworm treatment is based on weight, and these two big guys were going to cost plenty. Saving them seemed like a long shot.

On March 17th, Puppy Paws Rescue in Maryland offered to take both dogs IF their heartworm treatment costs could be covered. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, wasted no time in seeking our assistance! With RADAR supporter Melissa Feeney graciously providing some extra funding help, we agreed, and both Diesel and Rafiki were safe!

Diesel and Rafiki had their heartworm treatment done on March 25th. We learned this about Diesel from Susan: “What a joy it was to spend time with Diesel. He was very well mannered, easy going and kind. He seemed a little unsure of what to do with all the attention he was getting, but he warmed up fast! You could tell the shelter environment was stressing him out. Diesel did very well with other dogs, and didn’t seem very interested in cats. This is one sweet and fluffy boy!” Click here to see more photos of Diesel – and check-out his blue eye.

RADAR paid all of Diesel’s heartworm treatment costs totaling $403.

UPDATE! All funds for Diesel have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! Diesel has been adopted!

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:

Helping Hands for Hearts FundBlack Dog FundMelissa Feeney; Molly & Josh Olney-Zide, in honor of our dog, Ringo; Kimberley Zeisler; Diana Berkstresser

Added on March 30, 2014.

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