Another victim of a road traffic accident, Leo was found with two compound fractures that resulted in a double amputation. But he lived to show the world how incredible disabled dogs are!
Hi, I’m Leo
Sawadee krup! I’m Leo, and I’m one of the newer Jai dogs on The Farm.
Before I came to live here, life was very different. Every day was a struggle for survival, and simple tasks like finding food or safely crossing the road was a life or death trial.
Sometimes the urgency to eat overtakes and, one day without looking, I crossed a busy road and before I knew it everything went dark. When I finally came round, the pain was unbearable and my legs didn’t work. I tried to get to safety but each step was agony and I couldn’t carry myself.
I waited for two weeks at the side of the road, for someone to see me and help. Both my back legs were fractured and the bone had become infected. I knew I didn’t have long left.
Thankfully, the Jai Dog Rescue team were alerted to my injury and rushed to help me. Unfortunately, the infection had spread to the bone and there was nothing that could be done to save my back legs. I thought they’d take one look at me and decide I was too sick to help: but not these people! They whisked me off to the vet where I had surgery, when I woke up the pain was gone and we spent the next few weeks helping my body to heal.
Best foot forward
I’m still learning how to get used to my new life…
I now get to lay in. I don’t have to worry about the heat either as I have my own personal fan when its hot, oh and I can’t forget to tell you the best bit… I get two meals a day, every day!! No more wandering around for hours on end to get a few morsels, I get my meals served to me in a silver bowl!
I am still learning how to interact with my new caretakers. I want to show the same love and affection that they show me, but I have met a lot of unfriendly people in my past life and I’m finding it hard to trust, but the Jai Dog Rescue team are very patient.
Since I’ve lived here and been gifted the safety of The Farm, I’m getting more confident with each passing day!
My disabilities don’t hold me back: in fact, they show the world just how strong and resilient dogs like me really are.
Am I your perfect match?
I might not be able to come and live with you, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be your perfect dog!
If you’d like to sponsor me, the lovely people at Jai Dog Rescue will send you regular updates and pictures to let you know how your generous support is helping me live my best life.Set up your monthly sponsorship
Why I need sponsoring
After my injury, I didn’t think I’d be able to walk again. Even when I was given the emergency treatment to help me pull through, I was resigned to the idea that life would be less fun. In fact, I was tempted to give up on humans all together.
It was only thanks to the patience and gentle persistence of the Jai Dog Rescue team that I slowly started to change my mind and realise that life still had plenty to offer.
I now trust the Jai Dog Rescue team completely, and know that they’ll look after me no matter what. They understand exactly what I need, and I’d miss them too much if I had to leave. I know I’m not the easiest dog to care for, but I’m so grateful that there are humans in my life who look past my disability and see me for me.
What your sponsorship will fund
As a dog who nearly lost everything, I know just how important safety is. Not only do I have the freedom to live without the fear of further pain or suffering, but access to a wheelchair gives me the most important gift of all: the freedom to move.
Your sponsorship helps me, and other disabled dogs like me, to keep rolling through life! My wheelchair is a lifeline for me, but I know it’s something of a luxury: many disabled dogs can only dream of being able to run freely again. What’s more, having a member of staff at the shelter who can strap me in and take me for a spin means I can exercise daily, and enjoy life to its fullest.
Thanks to your support, I know there’ll always be someone to look after me on The Farm. You’ll also be helping to provide specialist equipment and therapy to any new arrivals who’ve suffered debilitating injuries.