Monday, December 19, 2011

We lost a beautiful soul....

It is with great sadness I must announce the loss of a wonderful soul. This week Leo passed away from a severe seizure disorder. Leo was my working partner, friend and family loved one and I will never forget how wonderful he was. He was so many things to many people and to many dogs.
Leo came to Our Pack from the Vick case and I was lucky enough to later adopt him. Even though he didn't have a good start in life he made life for others around him better. Just after arriving to us, Leo quickly turned inhumanity into humanity. He gave love that wasn't even given to him.
He worked with cancer patients as a therapy dog. He showed kids that no matter what you can still show love and compassion toward others regardless of how life has treated you. He showed the world that one should not be judged based on what property he lives on but on who you are and what you do as an individual. Many dogs are alive today and many people have smiled because of Leo and his work. He gave a second chance to other dogs that may never have gotten one because of who he was and what he did.
Please join me in remembering the good that Leo has done and pass it on. We've suffered a great loss but we've also received a wonderful gift in the time we were lucky enough to share with him. Leo accomplished so much in so little time. Thank you Leo, I love you so much and you will never be forgotten....Ever.
For Leo, 2005 - 2011


  1. So sorry to hear of your loss. Leo was so lucky to have been rescued and cared for by you. He was such a special soul who brought so much happiness to others.
    What a lasting example of love and compassion you both are.

  2. This is unbelievably sad. Leo was supposed to live to a ripe old age. I can't believe he is gone. I felt like I knew him, even though I didn't.

    When I would tell people about the former Vick dogs, I would always tell them to search the internet for Leo. How he was the epitome of what any dog could become, given the change.

    Leo, you will not be forgotten, not by those who knew and loved you best, and not by those like me who only wish they could have known you.

    RIP, sweet baby.

  3. RIP, sweet Leo. You were a wonderful example of resilience and love. Kisses on your little nose and hugs to your momma.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. If we are lucky and blessed enough, a dog like Leo comes into ours lives and we are forever changed for the better. On this solstice night I will light a candle for you and for Leo.

  5. Thank you for sharing Leo with us, he embodied the true spirit of the all American Hero, the Pit Bull. As a Pit Bull owner I truly believe they are the best dogs in the world. Also mistreated and abused. Thank God for you, and your wonderful boy Leo. He will be missed by all pit bull lovers. He has such kind and beautiful eyes, he was an old soul. May your memories confort you and bring you peace. Run free sweet Leo, all dogs go to heaven

  6. Hugs... he is fullfilling dog angels souls now... he was such a beautiful soul. Marthina you rescued him by showing him what loves, trust and good energy means. Have a great New Year!

  7. There is so much I'd like to say but what it boils down to is this quote from one of my favorite authors, "Don't cry because its over, Smile because it happened." Dr. Suess.

    Michelle Duhr
    (Proud mommy of Toby and Prieta)

  8. Sorry for this loss to you and to all the people he helped 'fight' cancer. In this last fight he was a winner. May his story save other dogs from the horror of his early years.