Newhouser tried calling Tina, but her call went straight to voicemail. So Newhouser checked Tina’s Facebook page, and that’s when she learned what had happened — Tina had passed away.
Newhouser knew that Tina’s son, Cannon, was in the Marine Corps, and he’d be going away for training soon, so she contacted him and asked what was happening with Leo.
“I said [to Cannon], ‘I’ll take Leo until you can come back and get him from your training,’” Newhouser said. “And he said, ‘That’s fine.' And then I picked him up that following Saturday.”