Found in a concrete pit in Fresno, California, Leroy the dog gazed upwards, hoping for a kind soul to come to his aid.
His hopes were answered when he caught the attention of a photographer who was capturing the desolate scene nearby. Worried about the trapped canine, the photographer immediately reached out to local animal rescuers.
Quickly responding, animal control officers arrived and gently extricated Leroy from his confined predicament. Through all the distress, Leroy remained gentle and grateful, seemingly aware that these humans were there to help.
The kind-hearted people from the rescue organization, Compassion Without Borders, decided to give Leroy a new lease on life. Everyone was taken aback by how loving and friendly Leroy was despite his recent misadventure.
“From the very moment we rescued him, his sweetness was evident,” said Christi Camblor, the co-founder and executive director of Compassion Without Borders, in an interview with The Dodo.
Being a veterinarian, Camblor started looking after Leroy’s health. As time unfolded, both Camblor and her spouse felt a deep bond forming between them and the dog.
“We were smitten from the get-go,” admitted Camblor. “I sensed early on that we’d want to keep him forever.”
After nurturing Leroy for a few weeks, the Camblors decided to make it official by adopting him. Now, Leroy spends his days joyfully, getting pampered with love and partaking in delightful activities.
“He’s just so lively, affectionate, and always eager to play,” shared Camblor. “Leroy adores playing with his new furry siblings, basking in the sun, and, of course, dozing off during midday naps.”
In his loving new home, it’s evident that Leroy is finally enjoying the happiness and love he’s always deserved.