After hearing of the attack, a rescue group in Cairo tried to persuade Lucy's owner to give her up.
But he still refused.
So, the group got in touch with a U.S. animal rescue called Special Needs Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation (SNARR).
While Lucy was getting medical attention, the Egyptian group came up with a plan.
"They told him she died and immediately put her on a plane to JFK airport," Lauren Connelly of SNARR tells The Dodo. "If they had not, she would have likely suffered more beatings and starved because she couldn't eat with her jaw the way it was without specially mixed food."
Thanks to a network of volunteers, Lucy traveled from New York to Pittsburgh, where she spent her first night at Connelly's house. In the morning, Lucy was taken to the hospital.