Leo’s tail wagged whenever he went on walks. His tail wagged when he played fetch. And his tail wagged when he spent time with his owner and best friend.
But one morning, Leo’s owner couldn’t take him for a walk. There was no walk the next day either. Leo had managed to get a rubber band wrapped around his paw.
You see Leo’s owners were in the process of having to relocate due to financial hardship. They had been trying to find Leo a home when they noticed the predicament he had gotten into. Whether an innocent child thought Leo needed a bracelet to wear or if he managed to get it on all by himself nobody knew. What his owners did know is not only could they not afford to remove the now embedded rubber band but they simply did not have the time for him.
Leo was surrendered to the IVHS on September 3rd, 2014. Leo didn’t wag his tail that day. There would be no more long walks, no more fetch, until Leo found a new best friend.
But it’s not easy to make new friends. Later that day, IVHS shelter veterinarians went to work to remove the rubber band from Leo’s paw.
He wouldn’t be going home that day; he was going to the operating room.
After a lengthy surgery to remove the rubber band, Leo’s second chance was just around the corner. He needed a few weeks of recovery and a lot of TLC.
He still needs to take walks. He still needs to play fetch. And he still needs a new best friend.
Will that person be you?
Come down and meet Leo today. Leo is an energetic 11 month old Australian Cattle Dog mix. His control number is I1216541. Contact us at 909-623-9777 and ask for the adoption center.