The Great Escape


Most people who own dogs own them for the right reasons, and love them and treat them with the respect they deserve.  In turn, most dogs have a great relationship with their owners.  This relationship is beneficial to the canine and human alike.  Unfortunately, some people don’t treat dogs with the love and respect that they deserve and perpetuate animal cruelty throughout the world.  In order to combat this animal cruelty, animal rescue shelters have popped up to get these animals to better homes with people who will love them and care for them.  Many rescue shelters go through great lengths in order to save these dogs.  This is one of those stories.

Lucy, a purebred Pitbull, was discovered by SNARR, Special Needs Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, last October.  They work with many international shelters and last October received a call from a sister shelter in Egypt.  Workers at this shelter knew of Lucy and that shew was undernourished, had skin that was riddled with infections, and was beaten so badly that her jaw was broken.  The workers wanted to rescue her, but the owner of Lucy at that time was their landlord.  He rejected their repeated offers to take Lucy under their care so the Egypt shelter devised a plan to rescue the dog without upsetting the owner.  They were going to fake Lucy’s death.

The shelter Called SNARR and prepared to have the dog taken to the states in order to help treat her and find her a new home.  The shelter was very careful and waited until the owner had left the property to go and grab Lucy and get her ready to send to America.  They worked quickly and had the dog on her way before the owner returned home.  The workers told the owner that the dog had died and they had disposed of the body for him.  He took the news and didn’t ask a single question about Lucy.

When Lucy arrived in The United States, her condition was dire.  In addition to all of her injuries, she was too afraid to even come out of her cage.  Her infections smelled and her jaw was so bad she couldn’t eat.  It was at this time the Lauren Connelly, SNARR”S foster coordinator, gave the pup the name of Lucy.  It was a long road to recovery, but after reconstructive surgery, and lots of antibiotics, Lucy is now a very social and friendly pup who is living a much better life.

It is due to efforts like those of Lauren Connelly, SNARR, their sister shelters, and many others that stories like this exist.  This is one of the many stories like this and SNARR hopes that by spreading stories like this, adoption of rescue dogs will be increased.  They are some of the sweetest dogs you could possibly have the pleasure of taking care of.  If you are interested in adopting a rescue dog, or just hearing more stories like this one, please contact your local shelter.