"Every dog should get a second chance, a second look," Brown said. "There's a dog out there for everyone. I wish people would stop buying them; it would solve a lot of problems."
The county shelter in any city can be overwhelming, and it is easy to feel helpless and overwhelmed.
"There are countless animals like Lucy at the shelters who are overlooked because they are not perfect, so please give them a chance," DeCozio said. "Because you will be rewarded a thousand-fold with love."
It truly took a village to save Lucy. There are too many to mention individually here, but there were countless people and entities involved, including county employees, animal rescues, individual rescuers, veterinarians, vet techs and Brown, Lucy's adopter. Not thanking them would be criminal. A huge thanks to all those heroes.
Michelle, left, Rhona, and Lucy and her stuffed animal met for a reunion.Roger Cardillo