This is Leo, a happy stray that many people loved in the area where he lived. I got a call from a volunteer, Maria, who had been feeding Leo for the past 15 years. She was very worried about him since his back legs appeared to have started to get very weak. Could I help?
When I met him on a warm afternoon in July, my hopes were not that big. He had lived on the streets for so many years and didn’t let anyone touch him. He is street smart and was hiding between the cars when we tried to put frontline on him. He had his territory that was his responsibility, his job, and to take that away from him might sink him into depression.
Nonetheless, a week later we got him to Dr Damiani, and the prognosis wasn’t the best for his hips. Its rough being old on the streets when so many other strays want to take over someone’s food bowl and space.
Last week, I was happy to call Maria and tell her to bring in Leo to the AWL Hospice, he is a true worthy candidate.