Lucky Lucy is such a loving and joyful girl now she is free – RESERVED

Lucy was rounded up from the streets and taken to a filthy disease ridden hellhole of a shelter where she was left to die.

She was one of more than 30 dogs captured and dumped in what was later dubbed a Death Camp as part of a new crackdown on street dogs.

The camp was discovered last October by animal welfare volunteers and they sent out a desperate alert for help.

Lovely Lucy is such a loving and good natured girl

The plea reached our ears at Animal Friends of Turkey and we heard them. We immediately set to work with others to rescue all the dogs that had been left there to die in their own filth.

We worked alongside other rescue groups in Turkey to get the job done and what we found when we arrived there was utterly heartbreaking.

The dogs had all been dumped there and left with no food and water. It was a breeding ground for disease and the condition of many of the dogs when we pulled them out of there was pitiful beyond belief.

Lucy when she arrived at the vets for examination following rescue

Lucy was one of nine dogs rescued from the camp that camp straight into AFOT care.

She was taken first of all to the vets and not surprisingly what they found was a totally sad, depressed, defeated and crestfallen girl.

She was suffering from malnutrition and had contracted Scabies. She was given immediate treatment before being moved to our AFOT Sanctuary near Fethiye where she was placed in quarantine with another dog from the camp.

Lucy has blossomed since arriving at the AFOT Sanctuary

From almost the minute she arrived at the Sanctuary it was almost as if she sensed that her world had changed.

She stayed isolated for the first two weeks but her spirits soon began to lift as she began to realise she was now at long last in the hands of people who cared.

She became brighter and within a month her Scabies had all but cleared up.

Lucy is a social and loving girl

What soon emerged was her lovely and loving nature, and her spirit and health has continued to blossom and flourish ever since.

She shows every sign of having Labrador in her breed mix and we feel sure this is where she gets so much of gorgeous nature.

She is now fully recovered and we have already begun the job of finding this lovely girl the perfect loving home where she can feel safe and secure.

Lucy is waiting for her chance of happiness in her new forever home

She is great with other dogs and has a lovely sociable nature. Lucy is a joy to be around, her energy is catching, she bounds about, always happy to see you and gets on great with all the other dogs she lives with.  

Lucy should be ready to travel and make her way to her new home in the UK around May of 2022.

We estimate that she will be around three-and-a-half years old when she makes this journey.

A couple of months before she travels she will be moved out of the Sanctuary into a foster home where she can get good experience of living with a family in a home.

Lucy is great with other dogs and is highly sociable

She will also get some basic training there including daily walks to the lead to help her in her transition from life on the streets to life with a family in the UK.

So if you feel you could be that special person for Lucy then please check out what’s involved in taking on one of our rescue dogs by clicking this link and reading our Dog Adoption Policy guidelines.

A home check is always made and while there is no adoption fee required, we do ask for a donation with all our dogs to help towards our costs.

If you want to register your interest in Lucy or are interested in providing a loving home for one of our rescue dogs in general then please complete and submit our Dog Adoption Registration form.