A homeless puppy that was living on the streets, managed with her persistence to get the attention of a rescuer group that usually save elephants.
In the coldest city in Sri Lanka the poor pooch lived at a market trying to survive, every time someone passed near her she kept wagging her tail, trying to make people notice her, and she got her wish when Lek Chailert and some fellow rescuers from Elephant Nature Park noticed her.
Elephant Nature Park in Thailand is home to rescued elephants, from all kinds of situations and hardships, the group was at Sri Lanka for another elephant research trip, they were passing through Nuwela Eliya when the puppy ran to them.
The group wrote on YouTube : “In the market through fare, where thousands of people pass, we saw a little puppy wagging her tail at passersby, inviting people to take note of her.”
“One by one people rushed unaware of the pup’s plight. Our team stopped to pat her for awhile, but we also were in a rush to go. She began to follow us, and quite far, until we lifted her up and returned her to where we first met her. She followed us again and again, until her determination won our hearts.”
Lek and her friends decided to help sweet puppy even though they were far away from their home, but that proved to be kind of difficult.
“We decided to ask people who walked past to adopt her, to take responsibility for her care. When they saw that she was female, they lost interest.”
They ran out of options, when finally it occurred to them to ask for help from someone close by.
“Finally we asked our driver, Thushara, to look after her for us. He agreed.”
They bought new blanket for the sweet pooch bathed her, and even made her a bed from their luggage while she stayed with the group on the hotel.
The dog was named Lek Lek and since three years ago she has been living with Thushara happy and content, she still knows Lek even after three years.