UPDATE: RESCUED! Many thanks to Rescue Sisters FLA who contacted the National Pet Rescue Examiner on Friday to announce they were picking Lucy up on Independence Day! Many thanks to everyone for sharing Lucy’s story. Please help to pay some of Lucy’s veterinarian expenses; she is not feeling well, but so happy that she has been rescued.
At the same shelter in Miami, Florida where a devastated collie, 14-year-old senior Dessie, watched as her family left her behind just two weeks ago, another senior has taken her place. Volunteers question how long it has been since Lucy, a much older looking, seven-year-old extremely neglected, stray German shepherd, has had since anyone has even cared about her? Her coat is dull, her teeth hurt, yet the very sweet dog is reported to long for gentle human contact.
On June 28, Lucy’s initial examination revealed the following: A1708228
“Skin condition identified as canine demodicosis, Class 1A heart worm positive with no clinical signs, incisors and canine teeth fractured with exposed roots; likely painful so dog is on soft food for now. She is reported to have a good appetite and is well hydrated. Lucy weighs 63 pounds.”
Fortunately, Dessie’s plight went viral and potential families across the nation opened their hearts and offered to give her a home. Not so with Lucy thus far, and sadly there has been barely any interest in rescuing her. For now, she lies upon the hard concrete floor where there is no air conditioning; where temperatures and humidity in South Florida soar to unbearable heights in the summer.
Click here for Lucy’s Facebook page and here. Please share Lucy’s story with friends, family and Facebook contacts. Help Lucy find a home and to be as lucky as Dessie when all hope seemed to have walked away when her family left. Sharing saves lives.