Dog from rough beginnings now at Quincy Humane Society
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:06:30 GMT —
A dog that was rescued from a national dog-fighting ring is available for adoption at the
Quincy Humane Society
Lucy arrived on a lifesaving transport through the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
She's about a year old.
Lucy was rescued as a 6-month old pit bull puppy from the second largest multi-state dog fighting bust in U.S. history last August.
She spent six months in a temporary shelter before she was released for adoption.
"She has never been fought," Quincy Humane Society Executive Director Sally Westerhoff said. "She was just an 8-week-old puppy when she was removed. She was removed from the largest yard that they busted. It was a breeding yard, so she's been here for a little bit. We've been working on her manners, and she's just a sweet little dog."
Four hundred dogs were rescued from the same dog-fighting ring as Lucy.
They were placed at shelters throughout the country.
Owners of the dog-fighting ring have pleaded guilty to the crimes.