Gershwin was abandoned at a rest stop in the middle of nowhere in California. He spent his days outside in 100-degree heat, struggling to find food or water and terrified of anyone who came near him. He lived like this for two months before someone at the rest stop finally noticed him, and refused to forget about him.
The man who finally spotted Gershwin contacted Hope for Paws, and then waited two and a half hours at the rest stop for rescuers to arrive. When they finally got there, rescuers found Gershwin huddled up behind some bushes, soaking up the little bit of shade he could find.