Dogs are among some of the most innocent creatures on the Earth. They are a loyal species who stand by their owners no matter what. That’s what makes it extra devastating when we hear about cases of animal cruelty against innocent dogs. Luckily, there seems to be more good rather than evil people every day who are still willing to help out animals in need. But in reality, oftentimes, the dogs are the ones who end up saving us. Click through to read about the incredible journey that one model had after making a shocking discovery on the beach!
#12 Meagan Penman Is Just A Normal Girl
Meagan Penman is a model from Ottawa who was traveling in Thailand one day when she made a shocking discovery. She was taking a casual stroll along the beach when she noticed something a little unordinary sticking out of the tide. She decided to investigate the strange figure to see what she could find.
#11 She Saw Something Strange On The Beach
As she got closer, she was shocked at what the figure ended up being. She could tell from a distance that it had to have been a dog, but she was not expecting to find this particular dog! He looked as though he was completely paralyzed from the waist down and had been dragging his legs through the rocky sand.
#10 The Dog Was Friendly
Meagan approached the dog and quickly discovered he was a rather friendly little creature. This was actually heartbreaking, as it showed that the dog probably belonged to someone at some point in time. After inquiring with other people on the beach, she quickly learned that this dog was indeed abandoned.
#9 It Had Other Issues
Upon further inspection, she realized that this dog had a lot more problems than just not being able to use his back legs. He was covered in insects, mostly ticks. Who knows what diseases all of these bugs might be carrying and transmitting? Meagan was determined to get help, however.
#8 She Was Having Trouble Finding A Place That Would Help
Meagan immediately began calling different shelters and adoption centers to try and find a place that might be able to help her in this situation. She had no luck, as many places were full or unwilling to take in a dog who needed so much care and attention. Meagan wasn’t ready to give up just yet.
#7 She Decided To Take Matters Into Her Own Hands
After being rejected numerous times and failing to find a suitable place that would accept the dog, Meagan knew that she was going to be the one who had to help save this poor, innocent animal’s life. She decided to find a vet and get the dog checked out. Now that they were friends, this little guy needs a name!
#6 Who Wouldn’t Help This Face?
Meagan decided that for the time being, she was going to call this little guy Leo. After getting him checked out by a veterinarian, Meagan grew concerned that there would be no way she could afford all the help and care that little Leo needed. She had to come up with a way to get funds quick in order to save this guy’s life.
#5 He Was Improving
Meagan posted her story to social media and created a funding page for people to make donations. Their popularity quickly grew and she was able to start getting him the help he needed! It turned out he had a bladder infection that needed attention as well. Once treatment began, Leo’s health and behavior were remarkably improving.
#4 It Was Time To Go Home
But Meagan had to get home, as she was originally just on holiday in Thailand. However, it isn’t really easy to take a dog from one country to the next. This was another thing that would take a lot of time and money to accomplish. But Meagan still wasn’t willing to give up just yet. Leo needed a permanent home.
#3 She Made It Back
With a lot of time, patience, and more donation money, Meagan was able to get this little guy back to Canada where she was from. There was still a problem, however. Meagan was a model, and due to her career, she wouldn’t have much time to take care of Leo. She knew she had to find him a different home.
#2 He Has A New Family!
It didn’t take long for Leo to find a new forever home! A local pet foster parent heard about Leo’s incredible story and decided to take him in and care for him during his time of need! Meagan was relieved to find someone who would take as good of care of Leo as she had!
#1 He’s Doing Better Than Ever!
Leo is now happy with his new family and doing better than ever! At one point, he was a dirty dog on the beach who couldn’t use his legs. Who knows how long he had been there, and how little time he had left? But then he met Meagan and both of their lives were changed forever!
Stories like these are remarkable tales of determination, patience, and a lot of love. It’s not easy to help save an animal in need. Sometimes, it’s hard enough for us to take care of ourselves. But animals are innocent creatures who need help surviving sometimes, especially after experiencing abuse from humans. Meagan’s story teaches us that it’s a long and difficult process to try and help someone in need, but it’s definitely worth it. Who knows what family Leo might meet after living with his foster family. Whoever it is, there’s no doubt their lives will be changed forever!