Diesel’s owner refused to surrender him to the local animal shelter in Surry County, North Carolina, and this cute four-year-old American Bulldog mix was in dire need of some help. His owner had lost his home and was leaving for basic training. With no one able to take him, Diesel ended up (illegally) tethered at the owner’s grandmother’s house. There he was covered in fleas and had no shade except for that provided by his dog house. What would happen with poor Diesel?

The owner finally agreed to surrender Diesel to Mayberry 4 Paws, an organization that helps facilitate and find rescues or adopters for at-risk dogs in Surry County, on June 24th. The rescue took Diesel to the veterinarian and he received flea treatment, his vaccinations and was neutered. However, Diesel also tested positive for heartworms and treatment would be costly. On June 25th, Mayberry 4 Paws requested RADAR’s assistance with the cost of Diesel’s heartworm treatment. RADAR committed to help Diesel and he had his back-to-back heartworm treatment on July 6th and 7th.

“Diesel is a playful and sweet boy!’ his foster told us. “He gets along with every single dog he meets and responds to their corrections extremely well. He needs to learn a bit of general obedience, but is very smart, food motivated and eager to please. He is crate trained and house trained (before living outside he was an indoor dog). He has no food aggression issues whatsoever. He’s really an amazing guy!” Be sure to view more photos in Diesel’s gallery.

RADAR paid all of Diesel’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $375.

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

While RADAR is no longer asking for donations for our nonprofit, we ask that you check out some of our rescue partners and make a donation to one or more of them.

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Rebecca Kuga Fund; Second Chances Fund

If you are interested in adopting Diesel, please contact Mayberry 4 Paws.

Added on July 19, 2020.

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