Volunteers noticed that his stomach was bloated, despite having little access to regular meals and water for months. He was also missing patches of fur on his legs and was struggling to walk. The shelter's go-to vet then discovered that Larry was suffering from Cushing's disease, a condition caused by a benign tumour on the pituitary gland.
After some medication and rehabilitation, Larry was on the mend, and just wanted to spend time with other like minded dogs.
Volunteers at the shelter then began to start looking for a 'forever home' for Larry, but this was easier said than done.
Abelson said: "Not everyone wants a dog with an automatic expense attached. And he doesn't like being alone, but he's been abandoned, so we can't really blame him for that."
In a heartbreaking twist, Larry has now been taken to a 'forever' home on three occasions now - and returned to the shelter each time. I can't even articulate how hurtful this is.
Abelson said: "He's been so resilient, doesn't hold a grudge, and still loves people even though they've let him down in the past.He's just a happy, grateful dog. He just wants someone to take care of him and be there for him."
If you live in LA or Orange County and are interested in adopting Larry, please contact Love Leo Rescue for more information. And to the 'family' who left him there - I don't know how you can sleep at night.