How it came about: 

Diesel, from the Bella’s Rescue Angels, at the time of the incident was a 4-year-old Border Collie / Spaniel cross rescue dog, who is owned by Mr and Mrs Henderson of Silverglade, Fish Hoek.

Diesel was protecting his home with his friend, Todd, a Yorkie, when two cowardly males attempted to break-in to their owners home on the 2 May 2019 while they were away. After gaining access to the property, these intruders viciously attacked Diesel by stabbing him with a sharp object several times in the chest. Thanks to vigilant neighbours, who heard a commotion, they were able to alert the Hendersons, who rushed home to find Diesel lying in his yard, bleeding from his wounds.

In a critical condition, Diesel was rushed to Fish Hoek Veterinary Clinic where Veterinary Doctors Patti Foster and Jean Russell performed an emergency operation to save his life. From the nature of Diesel’s wounds, it is believed that he physically took on the intruders. Due to the extent of his wounds the veterinary medical costs were very expensive, and were estimated to reach around R25 000. Fish Hoek Veterinary Clinic has been amazing with taking care of Diesel in the time of his need. The traumatic effect of this incident has not only impacted on Mr and Mrs Henderson but more so on Diesel, because of his background.

The Fish Hoek Community Policing Forum (CPF) launched a project to raise funds to assist in the care of all animals injured due to crime related incidents that are reported to the Fish Hoek SAPS. This fund is known as the DIESEL ANIMAL SUPPORT FUND.

The objective of this project is to not only raise finances to assist in covering the expensive veterinary care for Diesel but to raise support in the form of food and accessories and to increase awareness that our animals are also victims of crime and should also be assisted and cared for. Any criminal incident is traumatic enough for us as humans but often the traumatic affect it has on our animals are forgotten.

The project will be managed and controlled by the CPF with the assistance and guidance of all the veterinary clinics in the Fish Hoek CPF mandated area.
Any enquiries can be directed to the Chairman at chairman@fishhoekcpf.co.za 

Donations can be made to the Fish Hoek CPF’s Nedbank Club Banking Account Name:

Club Account Number : 2055878697

Donations must must include the reference DIESEL for bank deposits made. 

Four Ways Veterinary Clinic
1A Jangada Street, Sun Valley, Western Cape, 7975
021 785 2251