Animal welfare

Abused and neglected ‘lucky’ rescued by local police and animal welfare center in NJ

Abused and neglected dog found by police investigating a crime on Christmas Eve is lucky to be alive. His adoptive name therefore takes on its full meaning.

Irvington officers found the dog they named Lucky so badly injured that a leg had to be amputated.

He was also covered in maggots and had knots and knots so dense that “they couldn’t even tell what race he was,” said Samantha Miller, media relations manager for Humane Rescue Alliance.

The St. Hubert Animal Care Center in Madison was inspired by it.

“Our team was heartbroken to see how much Lucky had suffered,” said Chris Schindler, vice president of field services for St. Hubert. “His matted coat pinched him with every movement. He was in terrible pain and needed immediate medical attention.”

Lucky is now safe and well cared for by the Saint-Hubert medical team.

“Once he heals from his wounds, we’ll find him a loving home,” Miller said.

The people at the shelter thanked Irvington police for contacting them “without hesitation”.

They also asked people to consider donating to Lucky’s care and the care of other animals in need of emergency treatment:

The Saint-Hubert Animal Protection Center has been dedicated to saving animals’ lives, finding loving homes and protecting them from damage for over 80 years.

Through a merger with the Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, DC, it is the largest provider of animal services in the region, affecting the lives of more than 100,000 animals a year – through adoptions, assistance with veterinary care or pet supplies and other service aids.


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