A dog was left to die in silence at an abandoned house somewhere in Costa Rica. Mercedes Mora, a dog lover, and rescuer who volunteers at the Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue – Costa Rica (CAARCR) discovered him. She gave the poor pup something to eat before taking him to CAARCR.
The CAARCR volunteers were at a loss for words when they saw the starving dog. CAARCR’s founder, Tania Cappelluti, had to hold herself together while looking at him. The dog was all skin and bones; he did not have enough strength to lift his head.
Cappelluti named the dog “Leon” because she wanted him to be as strong as a lion. As days passed, Cappelluti noticed that the name she gave the dog was perfect for him because he fought hard to be well. When their veterinarian placed some food inside Leon’s bowl, he lifted his head, and he got very excited.
He wolfed down the food, and he even licked the bowl to make sure that it’s clean. That gesture showed Cappelluti that the dog is doing everything he can to live. His body may be weak, but he’s willing to fight.
With help from a Rottweiler
When the veterinarian discovered that Leon is anemic, they realized that healthy food would not be enough to help him recover. The charity went online to look for a blood donor. They needed a healthy dog that weighed more than 55 pounds.
While looking for a blood donor, Cappelluti remembered her friend, Jose Lobo, who owns a Rottweiler named Norman. Lobo rushed to the clinic with Norman to start the procedure. The courageous Rottweiler was relaxed, while his human almost passed out.
Thanks to the blood from Norman, Leon was given another chance in life. To see how Leon’s doing, watch the video below:
Update on Leon! 🦁I visited him at our vet yesterday afternoon..He is doing SO much better! He can already walk! I was so pleased to see him doing so well already! When he was found 10 days ago he could barely lift his head. Norman's blood gave him all the power he needed to survive.Our vets are doing an incredible job… the whole team is showering Leon with love, which is the most important medicine! Thanks to everyone who donated and sent healing vibes! 🙏🏼And of course a big thanks to Norman 🐶We will update next week! 🦁Xx Charlie's Angels Rescue
Posted by Charlie's Angels – Animal Rescue – Costa Rica on Sunday, January 14, 2018
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