This gorgeous boy now known as Gabriel appeared late on a July evening more than two years ago in Lisa’s driveway, crying and scared. He clearly wanted help but he was too traumatized to let anyone near. He would only come so close and then dash away when anyone tried to approach him.
Over the next two years, he came to Lisa’s yard every night after dark, crying and rolling in the grass to get her attention. For months, he ran when she brought him food and water, only creeping back to eat when she retreated to the porch to guard him while he wolfed down every bite as fast as he could.