Lucky Lucy is such a loving girl
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 in October 2021 by animal welfare volunteers and they sent out a desperate alert for help.
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 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.
From almost the minute she arrived at the Sanctuary it was 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.
What soon emerged was her lovely and loving nature, and her spirit and health 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.
When she was fully recovered we began the job of finding this lovely girl the perfect loving home and Lucy moved to our foster carer Molly to learn to live in a home environment.
She is estimated to be three and a half years old and is great with other dogs and has a lovely sociable nature. She 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.
It wasn’t long before Lucy was adopted by the lovely Allan & Anne Addis in Hertfordshire and this loving girl travelled to live with them in May 2022.
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