While enjoying a beach vacation in Thailand, Canadian model Meagan Penman discovered something that would break her heart – an abandoned, starving, and paralyzed puppy fighting to survive. Meagan, who’s known to be an animal lover, had not forgotten her compassion at home during her holiday. She jumped right into action!
Meagan did not hesitate to take the dying pup, who would soon be named Leo, to a local vet. A horrific motorcycle accident left Leo deserted by his owner with terrible wounds on his legs. X-Rays showed a broken spine. Due to the dog’s extreme condition, rescues across the country refused to take him in.
Meagan would not leave Leo abandoned for a second time and promised she would get him home, no matter the obstacles.
Leo’s incredible story gained momentum, from local news to admiration in countries around the globe. He even got his very own Facebook page! Leo’s perseverance melted the hearts of people worldwide and in just two months, over $2000 was raised! Leo was on his way to a new life in Canada.
Meagan was unable to provide for Leo’s intense needs but the power of the internet quickly connected him to his fur-ever (forever) home with a woman named Jamie who had fallen for the pup.
Donations continue to roll in, assisting his foster mom with the hefty price tag accompanying his special needs.Jamie changes Leo’s diapers as if he was her very own baby boy. Leo attends a mobility rehab center for pets just like him, where he is learning to walk with the help of his doggie wheelchair.
His humans say that he is improving all the time and that someday, he may even be able to walk without his K9 Cart.
Leo’s new lease on life and incredible story of resilience has left him no shortage of the kindness of strangers and has touched the lives of animal lovers near and far.