Although Mike Diesel has always been a lover of American football, he demonstrated that he had other priorities when, in February, he forwent watching a New England Patriots game to save the life of “KR,” who is now a close buddy of his. This dog was on the verge of passing away, but Diesel’s devotion gave him another chance.
In his words to iHeartDogs:
“It was the final three months. I was at a party watching the game when Brady scored on the return, which was his first touchdown.”
He departed the gathering with these few comments after seeing a post on Facebook at that very moment:
“I have to go, a vehicle hit a dog,”
The distance to the location where the dying dog lay was 17 minutes, but Diesel arrived there in 13.
Locals donated a crate for the puppy, and Diesel, the founder of Detroit Youth & Dog Rescue, took care of him thereafter. He then wrapped the dog in a blanket and placed him in his car so that he could be driven right away to a vet’s office.
The dog was given the moniker Knight Rider, or simply “KR.” KR required two operations due to his deteriorating condition, low body temperature, dislocated limb, and total destruction of one leg.
In order to spend the first two weeks of his recuperation sleeping close to the dog, Diesel constructed a dedicated area.
Diesel is gathering money to pay for KR’s necessary medical care even though he still has a ways to go.