Rescue Update – Lucy in LA

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Update from Patty N:

All good news. While the biopsies are still pending, until Tuesday 4/9, when we learn whether the tumors are cancerous (I personally think not, due to slow growth of tumors and health of animal), we get to breathe easier about how well Lucy has done at the vet’s. With Much Love rescuing her on Wed 4/3 and proceeding with the much needed surgery on the big gash on her thigh on Thursday 4/4 and removing 9 cysts/tumors (some schedule changes allowed this to happen earlier than originally planned), Lucy has been on a fast road to recovery.

Best news yet, she got to go home with a foster Saturday 4/6, her name is Colleen. Hal, the potential foster has another dog. There is a quarantine period of 10 days post shelter life to protect the health of the existing animal in the household, so Much Love could not release Lucy to Hal. So Colleen, who has been the guiding angel through this whole process has stepped up to foster Lucy for the 10 days.

At this point, Much Love (Krissy Goodman) is guardian to Lucy, and they would be the best to let you know – they are actively looking for a potential foster/adopter — but Hal is still interested to foster and they will re-visit after the biopsy results are in, and after seeing how Lucy does at the foster home for the 10 days. Rest easy that Lucy will rehabilitate from surgery and the channel roaming/shelter life trauma since 3/20, in the comfort of LOVE and more love from Colleen, the foster home!!! Phew, Eldad! You saved Lucy’s life providing such generous funds for her medical care! and Phew, Collen, for giving her a comfy home to recuperate in!! It is possible Lucy will continue to need medical care, which may need further funding…

Much Love Rescue rocks. Ever since they entered the picture, everthing has gone so smoothly that it makes me wonder why it couldn’t have been this easy from the beginning. They are awesome. It is a miracle that Lucy’s life did not end at the shelter with her seeing the four walls of the concrete cell.

I got to hold her today at the Vet’s – I spent a good 15 minutes with her. See pics.

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28 replies
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    Garbo says:

    Lucy is making the “Geez, what did I do to deserve this?” face about the Elizabethan collar. Huzzah for the rescuers, one and all!

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    Kristine says:

    Wonderful all-around so far. Hoping the medical news is just as good.

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    Mary G says:

    Such a sad doggie. Glad you all saved her. Hope when she has a smile that more pictures could come so we can see them.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    So that’s what a dog looks like when she’s pouting. :) Let’s hope the biopsy results are all good news.

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    Yutsano says:


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    Dead Ernest says:

    Anne, Patty;
    Thanks for the heart-warming, uplifting post.
    Great news for Lucy.
    Another, one small step for mankind towards ‘human’ being an honorable designation.

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    WereBear says:

    I haz a happy!

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    MaryJane says:

    Yay! Thank you, Patty, Anne Laurie, and everyone else involved in getting Lucy to this point. Wishing for the best outcome.

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    Violet says:

    Awww….poor Lucy. She looks so hangdog–wondering what she did to deserve being put through all this. She’s so lucky, but she doesn’t know it yet.

    So glad it’s all going so well. Yay for all of you!

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    sb says:

    That’s great news. I called everybody and their mothers (in some cases, literally) and failed on this one. Huzzah’s for Much Love and lesson learned for me–I’m entering all my contacts into a database and keeping that updated so I know who can take what.

    That look on Lucy’s face? Priceless.

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    RedDirtGirl says:

    Nice to be reminded that humans aren’t always gobshites!

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    raven says:


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    La Caterina (Mrs. Johannes) says:

    What a sweet face. So happy for her!

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    janeform says:

    Thank you Patty and Krissy and everyone involved. I’ve been following Lucy’s story and am so happy to see this. You are angels.

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    lojasmo says:

    I think I can speak for the clique when I say YAY!

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    Cassidy says:

    BJ Mafia. Extorting money and saving animals. Oh yeah.

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    Josie says:

    Thanks for the good news update. Here’s hoping for equally good medical news. Thanks to all who made this happen.

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    Alison says:

    Yay happy news!

    Poor baby with the collar on, although at least dogs generally seem more morose about it rather than angry. We had to put one on a cat many years back, and I swear, I thought we’d all wind up being killed in our sleep. She was, shall we say, not pleased with the situation.

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    B. Lehmann says:

    She looks so much like my little pit, Tempest. Tempest had to have some cysts removed from her face which we had biopsied. I lost my beloved Felony due to lymphoma so I’m very cautious about lumps and bumps. Tempest’s cysts were benign and possibly congenital so I hope Lucy’s are as well

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    Seanly says:

    Every dog deserves a good home! Glad to hear Lucy is on the road to recovery. Good luck with the foster home & even better luck with the biopsy results. I hope she finds a forever home soon.

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    Joy in FL says:

    I’m so glad this sweet dog is being helped.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    Nice. Looking forward to her eventual adoption in her forever home.

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    Jebediah says:

    I was getting seriously panicked about this situation. My relief is Tunch-sized.

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    sharl says:

    Great news all around. Thanks for the update!

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    Mnemosyne says:

    Aww, poor Lucy looks so sad in her Cone of Shame. Hopefully that will be the worst thing that happens to her for many years to come.

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    peri says:

    That’s great, I was wondering what was happening with her, I hadn’t heard of Much Love Rescue, we have literally dozens around LA . . . but will check them out now!

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    Lucy is doing great in her foster home. Unfortunately, we did not get good news on the biopsy results. She has Squamous Cell Carcinoma. The next step is to get her to a veterinary oncologist to determine a course of treatment which we will make happen. We are not giving up on her so keep her in your thoughts.

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    Jebediah says:

    Just saw some pictures of Lucy in the backyard with her fosterer. She looks pretty happy!

    ETA: Yeesh. I posted before refreshing. Just saw the comment about her condition.

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