It is a miracle that little Lucy is alive today. Rescued around 3 months ago, Lucy was found at a building site in Bali where many dogs lived but continued to go ‘missing’. When her rescuer spotted Lucy, she was in shock. The tiny pup had a fishing wire tied tightly around her snout—a telltale sign that she had been caught for the dog meat trade and was about to be sold and killed for food. Acting quickly, Lucy’s rescuer took her to the vet to receive medical care.
In a heart-wrenching discovery, Lucy was found bound with a fishing line, a cruel fate that hinted at a potential destination in the dark world of meat farms. Swift intervention by compassionate rescuers spared her from this gruesome fate, and the journey to heal both physically and emotionally began.
Transported to the vet, Lucy underwent a crucial procedure to remove the constricting fishing line. Yet, her battle was far from over. Diagnosed with the deadly parvovirus, she faced a precarious 50/50 chance of survival. Days were touch and go, but Lucy displayed remarkable strength, defying the odds and moving into foster care.
Just when hope emerged, another challenge surfaced—distemper. Lucy’s resilience was tested, her frail body and compromised immune system struggling against the relentless onslaught of illnesses. Despite the odds, Lucy persevered, slowly regaining physical strength, but her trust in humans remained shattered.
Undeterred, her caretakers embarked on a mission to rebuild Lucy’s trust. With round-the-clock care, syringe-fed bone broth, and unwavering love, Lucy’s physical recovery progressed. However, the scars ran deep, and her emotional healing was a gradual process.
Subtitle: A Journey of Emotional Healing
Huddled in the corner, avoiding eye contact, Lucy mirrored the trauma she had endured before rescue. With support from dedicated vets, foster parents, and a network of caring individuals, Lucy embarked on the challenging path of emotional recovery.
Subtitle: A Slow Reawakening
Months passed, and Lucy’s progress became evident. Under the care of Mission Paws’ible’s founder, Prue, Lucy started to shed her caution. Though still wary, she began to embrace happiness and playfulness. Zoomies with furry friends, sunbathing, and even snuggling on the couch marked milestones in her newfound joy.
Subtitle: Trust Restored
Lucy’s transformation serves as a testament to the power of patience and love. From a dog who cowered in fear, she blossomed into a hopeful soul, learning to trust humans and other animals once more.
Subtitle: Building a Bright Future
Lucy’s journey doesn’t end here. As she searches for her forever home, Mission Paws’ible strives to create The Healing Centre—a sanctuary for dogs like Lucy. With plans for natural raw diets, healing oil massages, music therapy, one-on-one human interaction, and ample sunshine, the center aims to provide a haven for healing and recovery.
Lucy’s tale resonates as a poignant reminder that love, patience, and resilience can indeed save a life, offering hope and a chance for a brighter future.