When Penman took leo to the vet, she learned that he was paralyzed in his hind legs as the result of a broken back. None of the shelters she contacted after learning the devastating news felt able to care for this brave boy. Penman decided to set up a GoFundMe campaign in an attempt to earn enough money to fly Leo back to Canada with her.
Donations starting pouring in, and after three months, Penman had raised over $7,740 to cover the cost of Leo’s move to Canada and medical bills. An additional page was set up to continue raising money for future expenses, including a custom wheelchair for Leo.
Despite the sad way this story began, it has a very happy ending, since Leo has found his forever home in Ontario, Canada with a woman who read about his story on Facebook and was inspired to adopt him.
We are so glad Leo is getting this second chance!