Stray dogs live a difficult and dangerous life and they fight every day to survive.
Lek Lek was a little stray dog living in the cold streets of Nuwara Eliya. He had no idea when the next meal would arrive, but even in the midst of all these difficulties, the dog had a gentle personality and was determined to find a forever family.
While Lek Lek was living on the streets of Sri Lanka, she would wag her tail every time someone passed by hoping someone would notice her, and eventually everything changed after Lek Chailert and some fellow rescuers from Elephant Nature Park noticed her.
The Elephant Nature Park in Thailand is home to elephants that have been rescued from all kinds of situations and hardships, and the group was there on an elephant hunt and came across the pup while passing through Nuwara Eliya.
“In the cross-fare market, where thousands of people were passing by, we saw a little puppy wagging its tail at passers-by, calling people to pay attention to it,” they wrote on YouTube.
The group was in a hurry, so they petted the little dog a bit and walked away, but Lake refused to leave them behind.
The dog started following the group wherever they went even though they brought her back several times, but it was clear that she could not be abandoned.
This persistence saved the dog's life.
“She started following us, far and away, until we picked her up and took her back to where we first met her. “She followed us again and again, until her persistence won our hearts.”
The group was far from home but even there they tried to find a new home for the puppy and asked people if anyone was interested in adopting him but unfortunately they were unsuccessful, so they finally remembered to ask someone close to them.
The group's driver, a man named Tosahara, volunteered to care for the puppy. The dog's persistence paid off. She finally had a family and was safe and sound. The group named her Lek Lek and then said goodbye.
The dog owner bought her a new blanket, bathed her and used his belongings as a makeshift dog bed while she was at the hotel and the beautiful animal got the most peaceful sleep she has had in a long time.
Lek Lek loved her new home and became especially close to her father, and eventually her search for home ended forever.