(near) CHARLESTON, SC: Through-and-through, adoptable Lucie is a lover. She's the type who seeks out every person in her vicinity in order to maximize giving & receiving love. She was originally be found living around a gas station, and it's likely her days before that weren't the best. Sweet Lucie does have some lingering health needs due to her neglectful past, however, she deserves a good home just as much as any dog. And she truly needs our help to find that perfect person for her. PLEASE SHARE!
Saint Frances Animal Center wrote, "Meet Lucie, a #blacklab who’s about 8-10 years old. Lucie was found in the parking lot of a gas station on a busy highway. One of our shelter's volunteers stopped in, and friendly Lucie greeted her in the parking lot immediately. This old gal has had a family – you can tell by how trusting and sweet she is - but whoever her family was, they didn’t come looking for her.
Though Lucie’s whiskers are a bit greying & her attempts to jump up to greet you look more like old lady hops, we know Lucie has lots of life left in her. She’s a bit of a busy body, and is always curious about what you’re doing. She doesn’t love other dogs, though – she needs to be the only dog at home. However, Lucie is fine with cats!
Lucie has been treated for heartworm, but her case was fairly advanced. From her x-rays, it appears that she probably has some heart damage from the heartworm. She can be adopted as is, and she’s symptom free; but she will live with this heart condition for the rest of her life. It doesn’t stop her, though – she’s energetic as all get out!
Additionally, Lucie has a mast cell tumor near her anus, that we’re not removing because the surgery is too near nerve endings that could leave her incontinent. Mast cell tumors are slow-growing, and there’s no evidence of a systemic mast cell infection right now, so though it’s not the best news, it’s also not any kind of immediate death sentence.
We will transport Lucie to the right home within 600 miles." To adopt Lucie, please email Devon at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Saint Frances Animal Center is located at 125 N. Ridge Street, #Georgetown, #SC. #seniordog