This Diesel is no gas-guzzler or hybrid-Hound, but Diesel was driven to despair at the shelter. A one-year-old Hound mix, Diesel was surrendered to the Harnett County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on May 16th. His owners indicated that he had seizures and they were unable to afford the necessary medications. Diesel was terrified in the shelter environment. And because of the reported seizures, his only way out required a rescue.

Shelter animal advocate Chris Leone immediately contacted RADAR about Diesel. We provided an offer to assist with his vetting costs as an incentive for a rescue to take him. On May 23rd Friday’s Rescue Foundation in Connecticut stepped forward to take Diesel. A local foster, Tia Kocher, was able to provide a temporary home for him while awaiting his vetting and transport. He had his initial vetting and neutering done on June 3rd.

“He is an absolute sweetheart,” Tia told us. “It took forever for him to trust me and for me to trust him. He was very timid and shy at first when he arrived, and was often trembling. This poor baby’s spirit was broken to the core. Who knows what he had been put through. He’s very polite. He would not jump up on me, and knew commands like ‘sit’ and ‘down’ (as in ‘off the couch’).” Diesel was transported to Connecticut on June 5th. As for those reported seizures, he never had one since arriving at the shelter. To see more photos of Diesel, click here.

RADAR paid $150 towards Diesel’s initial vetting and neutering costs.

UPDATE! With RADAR’s posting of Diesel, we have passed a new milestone! With your donations, RADAR has now paid $200,000 to help 945 at-risk dogs get out of shelters and into rescues!

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.

UPDATE! Diesel has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Diesel:

Hound Dog Fund; Mary Brown Haak; Tamara Talbot; Linda Siegert; Marsha Garrett; Dorian Edwin / Creations for Castaway Canines

Added on July 25, 2015.

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