Dog Left When Family Moves

April Livingston | November 8th, 2018

A yellow Labrador was a common fixture for a person who had a delivery route in the area. He was just another stray dog in need of help, but soon people began to realize the sad story behind the dog’s presence in the area. The eight year old dog had a family once, and then they moved away and did not take him with them. The dog, whose name is Larry, had nowhere to go so he began living in the parking lot of a local landscaping company—across the street from his old home. He lived in the dirt, surviving because truckers would toss him food and give him water. But soon it became clear that his family was not coming back and so the delivery person created a social media account for him.

That account caught the attention of a woman named Sasha Abelson who runs the Love Leo Rescue group. Volunteers from the group went out to see Larry and were able to get him into a car and took him to Los Angeles, two hours away. It was then that they realized poor Larry had a bloated stomach, was missing patches of fur, and had difficulty walking. He was scared and sad, but he was still happy to see the humans who had rescued him. Larry went to the veterinarian, where it was determined he has Cushing’s disease. This means he has a benign tumor on his pituitary gland, making him uncomfortable and tired—and even a little grumpy.

Love Leo Rescue//Facebook
Love Leo Rescue//Facebook
Love Leo Rescue//Facebook
Love Leo Rescue//Facebook
Love Leo Rescue//Facebook
Love Leo Rescue//Facebook

His rescuers would not give up on him, though. They got him on the proper medication and it worked wonders. Larry’s belly began to shrink and his real personality emerged: he was sweet and calm and loved to be around other dogs. Because Larry is an older dog and has a medical issue that requires medication and expenses, he has had a difficult time finding a forever home. But he has not given up yet—and neither have his rescuers.

Next Article
ADVERTISEMENT
  • IKEA Opens Doors for Stray Dogs

    In Catania, Italy, a local IKEA store is popular among residents for its home furnishings and great prices. However, the store has decided that they needed to go above and beyond that offering and have helped out local dogs in need of a soft and warm place to stay. Their popularity with customers has only...

    Read More
  • Rescue Dog Hides Behind Couch

    A dog named Meira was a little puppy when she arrived at a veterinary clinic in Missouri. Her owner wanted her to be put down because she was caught hunting chickens at her neighbor’s house. However, the veterinarian quickly realized how sweet young Meira was and knew she deserved to live. So, the vet was...

    Read More
  • Dog Found with Six Pounds of Matted Fur

    A strange call came in to the police in San Antonio, Texas one day. Someone said they saw an animal struggling in the center of the road and needed help. When officers arrived, they could hardly believe their eyes: the animal was actually a dog. That dog was so neglected and covered in matted fur...

    Read More
  • Man Drives 200 Miles to Save Dog

    Royce had a terrible stroke of luck. The dog was found as a stray in Miami, Florida and was brought to a large local shelter. He was covered in cuts and bruises and had clearly been through a lot in his life. He was young, so things looked good for him. Royce was quickly adopted...

    Read More
  • Blind Dog has Special Bond

    Saying that a dog named Jimmy and a dog named Stevie are bonded would be a major understatement. The pair just could not function out in the world without each other. That’s because Stevie, who is a Shar-Pei is blind. He depends solely on Jimmy, who is a Chihuahua, to navigate the world around him....

    Read More
  • Box on Side of Road has Something Sad Inside

    On the morning of Halloween, a couple living in El Monte, California woke to see a cardboard box with a garbage bag around it on the side of the road. Not just that, but the box and the bag started to move. At first they thought it was trash, and then it began to move...

    Read More
  • Dog Left When Family Moves

    A yellow Labrador was a common fixture for a person who had a delivery route in the area. He was just another stray dog in need of help, but soon people began to realize the sad story behind the dog’s presence in the area. The eight year old dog had a family once, and then...

    Read More
  • Dog Facing Euthanasia Saved by a Hug

    A dog named Pacino had a very rough start to life. The pit bull was found in Camden, New Jersey in an abandoned home. His body was covered in deep, serious wounds and animal control rushed him to a local veterinarian for treatment. The officers who brought him in said Pacino was not only in...

    Read More