Luci surprised everyone when she got loose and proved to be very elusive. Her story starts in April 2018, in Bamberg County in South Carolina. Luci was a five-year-old Carolina Dog mix. She was living on the streets, and had been visiting another dog, who was fenced in. Someone called one of the Mary Ann Morris Animal Society (MAMAS) board members about Luci, in hopes that Luci could go to the MAMAS shelter. Luci happily jumped right into the car, and she went off to the shelter on April 9th. A foster was found for her in Maryland, so she would soon be on transport. To everyone’s surprise, she got loose at a transport stop in North Carolina. The folks at MAMAS never gave up on their efforts to find and secure her. Even after she was spotted, she was next to impossible to catch.

Then finally, on September 1st at 1 pm, after four months, a week, four days and about two hours on the run, Luci was caught! It took dozens of volunteers, a professional tracker and a lot of money to finally get her. Once the rescuers had her, they spent hours with her letting her decompress. She was taken to a vet, where she was treated for fleas and worms, given fluids for dehydration. She also now tested heartworm positive.

Ruthie Rish, the shelter director at MAMAS, contacted RADAR about Luci on September 2nd. “There have been thousands of dollars spent to capture her, that our supporters are going to be asked to contribute towards,” Ruthie said. “So, would RADAR consider helping with her heartworm treatment?” Thanks to our generous supporters, we agreed to assist. Carrie Maul offered to foster, and Luci was successfully transported to her home in Pennsylvania. Luci had an x-ray and began her heartworm treatment on November 24th.

We’ve been told that Luci is “incredibly sweet yet shy, takes a while to trust but once she feels comfortable she is just a bundle of love.” Luci also loves kids and other dogs and needs a confident canine friend. Oh, and she has been known to climb and/or jump a fence. To see more photos of Luci, click here.

RADAR paid all $471 of the x-ray and heartworm treatment medication costs for Luci.

UPDATE! All funds for Luci have been raised! Thank you!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Luci:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Andy’s Safe Haven Fund, in memory of Ginnie Freeburn’s dog, Andy; Rebecca Kuga; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Marsha Sissler; Jean Schnurr; T W; Brian Mertz; Freya Hill; Tina Muncy; Melissa Farr & Jim Groff

If you are interested in adopting Luci, please contact Carrie, her foster with the Mary Ann Morris Animal Society (MAMAS).

Added on December 16, 2018.

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