Lucy needed a little bit of luck to escape the damage that Hurricane Florence would bring. This three-year-old Lab mix had been residing at the Dorchester Paws animal shelter in Summerville, South Carolina, in a pop-up wire crate since the kennels were already full. Unfortunately, Lucy had to be evacuated in preparation for the hurricane–but Mary Ann Morris Animal Society (MAMAS) in Bamberg County in South Carolina stepped in to help. They pulled Lucy from the shelter on September 12th, and sadly found that she was heartworm positive.

On October 4th, Ruthie Rish, the shelter director at MAMAS, contacted RADAR about Lucy. “She has all the ingredients to have a wonderful life,” Ruthie said, “if we can get her heartworm treatment done.” We agreed to cover her heartworm treatment, which she received on October 17th.

“Lucy is a typical Lab,” Ruthie told us. “She is sweet and playful. Lucy loves to ride in cars and play with toys. She will make a wonderful friend and companion for just about anybody!” When she was transported to her rescue on November 3rd and 4th, she was a hit with the volunteers! Some of what was said about Lucy, “I absolutely fell in love with her! What an angel!” and “She is gorgeous and so sweet. Total package!” and from her overnight foster, “Lucy has been a sweetheart for her overnight. A little nervous but warms up in minutes. Loves all humans and kids. Played wonderfully with my dog. Wrestled and ran all over the backyard but was calm in the house. She is a love bug and leans into you when you pet her.” Click here to view more photos of Lucy.

RADAR paid all of Lucy’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $190.

UPDATE! All funds for Lucy 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 Lucy:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Black Dog Fund ($50); Jennifer Bragg Newsam; Margaret Alwine; Pam Walker Eigo

If you are interested in adopting Lucy, please contact Lab Lovers Rescue.

Added on November 4, 2018.

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