About the Campaign
Leo’s Path to Recovery:
A Tale of Resilience and Hope
Meet Leo, a dog whose story is both heartbreaking and inspiring. Rescued from a life of unimaginable abuse in Mexico, where he was beaten, shot, and even tortured with a firecracker, Leo’s journey to recovery began when he was fostered by Jessica in January. Having lost her beloved Labrador just before, Jessica saw something special in Leo and decided to take him in.
They soon formed a bond, with Jessica training him and getting him ready for a family. Though originally intended to be fostered, Leo seemed like the perfect addition to her home. Eventually, Jessica’s care turned to love, and she decided to make Leo a permanent part of her family.
Shortly after adopting him, however, Jessica noticed something was wrong. Leo was diagnosed with TVT, a type of STI found in Mexico, requiring chemotherapy treatment. This wasn’t cancer, but the treatment was nonetheless essential for Leo’s recovery. The path ahead was not easy; he needed 8 rounds of chemo, a financial burden that Jessica, already struggling with expenses from her last dog’s passing in December, found challenging. Read more about TVT here.
Despite the financial hardships, Jessica remained devoted to Leo. She’s been there for him through it all, and her determination to give him a good life after everything he’s been through is unwavering. Generously, a cancer vet donated $2200 towards his treatment, and a friend sponsored one round of chemo. These acts of kindness gave Jessica a head start, but she still needed help with the remaining 5 rounds.
Jessica plans to start the first round of chemo on this week (first week of August), and we are reaching out to compassionate individuals like you to help with Leo’s remaining treatment. Any contributions towards Leo’s medical care will make a significant impact and ensure he receives the necessary care. All donations are paid only to the vet, Jessica receives no payments.
Leo’s story is a profound reminder of the resilience, love, and hope that shines even in the darkest moments. By coming together, we can ensure that Leo continues to thrive in a loving home with Jessica, who has given so much to help him heal. Your generosity means the world to Leo and Jessica, and we thank you for your compassion and support!
Vet bills/estimates (click to enlarge):