There’s much more to the story of Max than first meets the eye. This 10-year-old Husky serves as both buddy and seeing eye dog to the nearly blind Diesel, a 12-year-old Pit Bull. The story is a bit uncertain, but we’ve been told that their owner became ill, and was no longer able to care for them. After failing to find anyone else to care for Max and Diesel, she surrendered them to the Logan County Animal Shelter in West Virginia in late July. It was going to be next to impossible to get them out of the shelter alive, let alone together. If they weren’t adopted or taken by a rescue by 4 pm on July 29th, they would be euthanized.
In response to an email from the organization Paws Squad, RADAR provided an assistance offer on July 26th 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, not only agreed to take both Max and Diesel, but had an approved adopter waiting for both dogs!
The dogs received their initial vetting on August 2nd. Fortunately, both dogs tested heartworm negative. The dogs were transported on August 3rd directly to their awaiting adopter, Sharon. They arrived safely late in the day. Sharon told us this: “Both boys are doing pretty well. Diesel is a lover and Max, who is still warming up, is very treat motivated!” Click here to view more photos of Max.
RADAR paid all $62 of Max’s initial vetting costs.
UPDATE! Max has been adopted… with Diesel!
UPDATE: Max developed a painful tumor in his spleen and stomach, and was put to sleep on August 19th, 2014.
UPDATE! All funds for Max have been raised! Thank you!
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Added on August 13, 2013.