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The Internet bands together to save this paraplegic dog

The Internet bands together to save this paraplegic dog

Get your tissues ready. This story gives new meaning to the words "rescue dog," and just melts my heart.

If ever there was a dog in need of rescue, it was Leo. He's one of the cutest dogs I've ever seen, but that's only after an amazing transformation.

While on vacation in Thailand, a girl named Megan came across Leo on a beach, dragging his back legs behind him.

Poor little Leo was paralyzed from a motorcycle accident and his owner had done nothing for him. How sad.

That's when Megan found Leo wandering around the beach, covered in ticks, scratches and raw skin from dragging his legs behind him. See the video below of when she came across Leo.

Not knowing what to do, Megan contacted several animal shelters, but none could provide the care Leo needed to overcome his injuries. Doctors also estimated that Leo's care would cost close to $5,000. Plus, Megan would need to move Leo from Thailand to Canada.

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Photos courtesy of Facebook. 

With little to no help from the shelters, Megan took Leo's story to social media, and more importantly, GoFundMe, a crowdfunding site. To date, Leo has drawn the attention of many and was able to raise $7,740 - more than what was asked for. Money even was donated after the page had been inactive and already met its goal. All extra money raised was put into a trust fund for Leo to help cover any future expenses he may have.

Leo now has moved to Canada, gotten a pretty rad wheelchair donated to him from K9 Carts - The Pet Mobility Rehab Center, and most importantly, a brand new home.

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Doesn't he look so happy?


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Source: Mashable
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