Meagan Penman, a Canadian model who was visiting Thailand while on vacation, was the only person who took it upon herself to help a poor dog she found dragging its lower body across a beach one day.
The pup had clearly been involved in some sort of abuse or accident that took away the use of his legs, as they were covered in bruises and wounds. It would come to light later that the dog had been in a motorcycle accident, but the owner wanted nothing to do with any sort of medical expenses to care for the dog.
Meagan tried to take the dog to numerous different animal rescues, but none of them were interested in trying to save him. So, Meagan was on her own to save this dog that she knew was not going to make it unless he received help and fast. A local vet did X-Rays to confirm that the dog had a broken spine.
Meagan decided that there was nothing left to do but take him back to Canada with her. Finding funding to cover the costs of getting the pup overseas was not easy, but Meagan managed to come up with the $2,000 to pay for it.
The pup, who has been named Leo, made local news in Thailand for his miraculous recovery and Meagan’s taking him in. Two months after Meagan found him, Leo’s spirits were high, and he was ready to board a flight to what would be his new home.
Unfortunately, Meagan was not able to keep Leo because of her job and living arrangements, but she did find someone willing to adopt him via Leo’s Facebook page. He now lives with an amazing woman named Jamie.
Leo’s ability to receive healthcare is due to the generous, kind-hearted folks who donated money for his medical expenses. Other organizations have helped out Leo too, including K9 Carts who donated a doggie wheelchair so Leo could become a bit more mobile.
At the moment, he suffers from problems with his urinary tract, and several operations have yet to solve the issue. So, in the meantime, he’s donning diapers to help the problem.
Leo’s story is just one example of how a bit of human intervention can completely change the life and fate of a soul for the better!