Saving Diesel: One Woman and the Power of Social Media

How Facebook saved a dog's life.

This story was submitted by NEAS Communications Director Stephen Oakes

On March 8, Northeast Animal Shelter Adoption Counselor got a special call. A family who owned a 7 month old German Shepherd mix thought he was aggressive and they were scheduling euthanasia two days later.
Cindi Hudson, of NEAS deduced that the dog, 70 lbs, was not aggressive but simply fearful. After frantic Facebook postings and phone calls, a foster family was located. An experienced couple with two dogs took him in, and the German Shepherd Resource and Rescue Center began providing aid.
After a short while Diesel’s foster family reported he was much happier, proudly following the other dogs around, wagging his tail.  The other dogs “are teaching him not all humans are bad,” Hudson wrote.
Diesel soon passed an evaluation by Middleton professional dog trainer Mike Citro and went to Citro’s Baystate Kennel and Training Center March 16. Diesel will train with Citro for one month.
Hudson received $200 from the German Shepherd Resource and Rescue Center and needs $400 more to pay for Diesel’s stay and training. Citro has offered a reduced rate for Diesel.
Once Diesel graduates from his training he will be available to be adopted. He’s a handsome dog who was truly rescued through the hard work of one woman and her network of generous supporters.

Kelly King March 20, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Cindi is probably the hardest most dedicated person that I know! If there is hope for any animal Cindi will do everything in her power to make things happen. She does not take the word no very easy which makes her successful in helping all these animals! Go Cindi!
Melissa March 20, 2012 at 05:36 PM
I said it once I'll say it again. Cindi Hudson is Awesome!! Another dog will go on living because of her passion and dedication.
Tracy Miranda March 20, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Finding is the best, she saved Diesel, but he is one of many. Love to Diesel
Tracy Miranda March 20, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Sam April 24, 2012 at 11:15 PM
My fiance and I recently adopted Diesel as his forever-family. He is still a little shy but he's already showing tons of improvement and doesn't have an ounce of aggression. He's happy and already loyal. We (Diesel, me and my fiance) owe worlds of gratitude to Cindi. We had the pleasure of meeting with her to adopt Diesel and she is amazing. She is absolutely the reason D's still alive. My fiance and I consider ourselves lucky to have met her and very fortunate to have Diesel in our family.


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