That's where a dog trainer from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) found him.
He sent a message to Leonard: "I have found a dog that will be amazing. I am sending him to you. You will do great things with him, believe me."
At MSAR, Jerry's naturally friendly disposition and keen mind made him the perfect candidate for training to become someone's cuddle buddy lifesaving seizure dog.
Someone like Keanna.
Her condition means every seizure she has takes a physical toll on her brain. Leonard says if the attacks were not significantly reduced by the time she turned 3, Keanna would need surgery.
But then, a year ago, Keanna met Jerry Springer.
After just two days in the family home, Jerry would let Keanna's mother know of an impending attack. At first, it was just a warning of a few minutes. Then 10 minutes. And, finally, half an hour.
And soon, the dog who once needed rescuing so badly was rescuing his little girl every day.