Leon is an active and healthy 5 year old German Shepherd dog who is currently being cared for at the Humane Animal Society (Coimbatore) in India. He was rescued in May 2017 from the streets of Coimbatore as a severely underweight and malnourished young dog. Leon has had a very hard life living on the streets by himself due to which he takes time to trust people. Over the years, he has progressively softened and allowed more people into his life. However, the shelter environment is not the right place for a healthy boy like Leon, as it makes him nervous-aggressive and stressed out.Leon has been staying at the shelter for close to two and half years. The shelter has desperately tried to find him a suitable home locally in India but all their efforts bore no fruits. Leon’s story was posted on local newspapers and also in international pet adoption forums several times. When all hope was lost, his future mom, who lives in England, read his story online and has come forward to adopt him provided we can send him to her. All adoption formalities and house-checks have been completed and all that remains now is for us to raise sufficient funds to cover his transportation cost to the UK. We are hoping to fly Leon from India to the UK in November.Pet transportation to the UK is very expensive as the pet necessarily has to travel as cargo than as accompanied excess baggage in a crate. Leon has waited way too long at the shelter and it is time for him to go home to a loving family that is eagerly awaiting him. We are determined to give this special boy his second chance at life and we would greatly appreciate your help to raise funds needed for his travel. No amount is too small. Even if you have $5 to spare, it will make a huge difference. Thank you.