When Ontario, Canada native Robert Scheinberg of the rescue organization Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary flew to Miami, Florida looking for the worst of the worst to adopt, they didn’t have to look far. For one, there was Phoenix who had been found on the side of a desolate road, drenched in gasoline. Someone had tried to set her on fire.
And then there was Lucy….
When Scheinberg first met Lucy, it was the day shelter staff had decided to euthanize her, because she was listed as “unadoptable.” Lucy, who seemed resigned to her fate, was covered in fleas and ticks, and was so emaciated, you could see her bones protruding through her skin. Her situation was critical indeed as Clare Forndarn of Dog Tales says,
“She was in horrific condition. But Rob could tell that Lucy was a fighter and wasn’t ready to give up. He agreed to take her on the spot.”
Scheinberg rescued Lucy from death row, and sent her to live with a veterinarian who agreed to medically treat her, until she was well enough to fly to Ontario, Canada where she would be reunited with Scheinberg.
On that day, Dog Tales rescued close to 100 dogs, and brought them all to Ontario, where they would be kept at their sanctuary until they could find homes. Everyone except for Lucy, who was battling a litany of ailments which including hookworm, whipworm, heartworm, demodex, anemia, and even a type of cancer known as thyroid carcinoma.
Lucy eventually got better, and when she shed her former death row self, and was restored to health, she was ready to feel special again. The dog that no one gave a chance was finally ready to put on her armor of love anxiously anticipating her new life.
Married couple Jamie Ferris and Robyn Hodgkin visited the sanctuary one day, heard about Lucy’s story and decided to adopted her. Lucy’s bright spirits in spite of all that she has gone through did it for them as Hodgkins says,
“I never normally read the stories when I see the horrible pics. But there was something about her that made me want to adopt her.”
Today, Lucy is embracing her new life in Canada, and could not be more thrilled about how things turned out for her.
“To see Lucy now is such a beautiful reminder of why we wake up every day and do what we do.”
Lucy I am wishing you all the best in your future endeavors. To learn how you can help Dog Tales continue on their mission in rescuing dogs like Lucy, please visit their website and consider making a donation.
[Source Story: Fido4ever ]