It is a miracle that little Lucy is alive today. Rescued around 3 months ago, Lucy was found at a building site in Bali where many dogs lived but continued to go ‘missing’. When her rescuer spotted Lucy, she was in shock. The tiny pup had a fishing wire tied tightly around her snout—a telltale sign that she had been caught for the dog meat trade and was about to be sold and killed for food. Acting quickly, Lucy’s rescuer took her to the vet to receive medical care.
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This is Lucy, she was found with a fishing line around her snout that had cut deeply into it
It’s suspected the poor pup was meant for the horrible and sadistic meat farms
Lucy was then brought to the vet, the fishing line was removed, and she was finally safe, but not out of the woods yet. The vets gave her a 50/50 chance of surviving because she had a serious disease called parvovirus
Finally, Lucy was in a safe place. However, she wasn’t even nearly out of the woods. She was diagnosed with the deadly parvovirus and the vets gave her a 50/50 chance of surviving. It was touch and go for a few days there, but after 2 weeks, Lucy finally started to show signs of recovery and was able to be moved into foster care. After only 1 day, she started acting strangely and this time she tested positive for distemper—as if she hadn’t been through enough already. Even though Lucy was strong, we didn’t think she would make it. Her immune system had been ravaged by the parvovirus and she was already skin and bones when we found her.
After a lot of hard work and a bunch of other sicknesses, Lucy started to heal, but didn’t trust humans at all
But she fought. With no appetite, we syringe fed her bone broth every few hours and gave her all the love and care we could. Again, very slowly, Lucy made a full physical recovery and now was ready to start her emotional healing journey. From the minute she was rescued, she was quiet and never made eye contact with anyone. She would huddle in the corner of her crate and stay there for hours, only emerging to go to the bathroom. The trauma she must have endured before we found her was huge—she had absolutely no trust for humans.
Slowly but surely, Lucy started to recover from her trauma with a lot of help from vets, foster parents and many other people
Over the past couple of months, Lucy has been living with Mission Paws’ible’s founder, Prue, and has made amazing progress. She is still cautious, but day by day, she is turning back into a happy and playful little dog. She enjoys zoomies with her fellow paw-fwends and loves basking in the sun. Lucy even jumps up onto the couch and sleeps cuddled up with her buddies—something she would never do when she first arrived.
And started to trust humans and other animals again
Lucy is an example of how a little bit of patience and a whole lot of love goes a long way. She has a bright and happy future ahead of her and is looking for her furever home. Mission Paws’ible is currently raising funds to build The Healing Centre. This center will give dogs like Lucy a proper chance to heal and a quiet place to decompress. Treatments will include natural raw diets, daily healing oil massages for hairless hounds, animal therapy music, one-on-one interaction with people, and lots of sunshine to boost their vitamin D.
Lucy is the perfect example of how love and patience goes a long way and can save a life
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