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At A Glance
Special thanks for donations received from Lakeside Companion Animal Clinic;
Kevin and Cindy Eye; Peggy and Robert Sik; Curt and Christie Louwagie; Cynthia Winn;
Lois and Herb Maas; and Danielle and Kevin Wilts and the boys.
In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:Entered Foster CareFenceKid FriendlyAnother DogCat FriendlyMay 12, 2015 Optional Yes Optional approved This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.
We would like to introduce you to Lucille Midnight, a 3-4 year-old, beautiful dog! You see, the girl who named Lucille said that a dog must have a middle name, just like us humans, so she decided Lucille Midnight would be her name.
Lucille had been seen living in a culvert in rural Minnesota and initial attempts to help her to safety were not successful. Lucille was obviously frightened, hungry and no longer knew who to trust. A RAGOM volunteer went out to see if anything could be done to help Lucille. Lucille responded to a lot of treats and before she knew it, she was on her way to a much different life. She was brought to an amazing local vet who gave her all the needed vaccinations, flea and tick preventatives, and a thorough exam. It appeared that Lucille had also been hit by a car (or something similar) and had some abrasions and soreness on her back leg. She was treated with antibiotics for this and also saw a chiropractor. Her x-rays showed that nothing was broken. Unfortunately Lucille also tested positive for heartworms and now has a long road ahead of her for her treatments. Many individuals heard of Lucille’s story thanks to the power of social media, stepped forward and donated money to help cover Lucille’s future expensive heartworm treatments, as well as other care she needed. RAGOM also stepped up and said they could take her in. Lucille is very blessed to be an honorary golden in RAGOM and she knows it!
Lucille has been in her foster home now for just over 2 weeks. She has adjusted well and is a sweetheart. Lucille is living well with other dogs and a cat in her foster home. She also has done very well with kids. Overall, Lucille is adjusting to the life as an indoor dog. She has had a few accidents inside, but is learning fast and will now whine, pace or give you a particular look when she has to go outside. Lucille has kept her crate clean and has been in it for up to 4 ½ hours at a time.
Lucille can get very excited at times, but also can relax. She pulls hard on a regular leash, so she is currently using a harness to help with that. She is not a fan of the gentle leader at this time and refused to walk with it. Lucille did fantastic with the thunderstorms we have had and in fact, gets excited when it is raining outside!
Lucille is getting all posed for her loved belly rubs!
As I mentioned before, she has a long road ahead of her with heartworm treatments. Lucille will also have to be spayed yet after the heartworm treatments are over. This will likely leave her not able to be adopted until this fall. However, if you are interested in Lucille, please let your placement advisor know. She is able to meet families interested in her, but the actual adoption would have to wait until she is finished up with all her treatments.
We would like to personally thank each and every person who donated money already to help with Lucille’s care. In the near future, a special tribute will be listed at the top of her page in the form of a sponsorship from all those who donated. You know who you are and Lucille is so thankful that you were able to help her during this crucial time for her. Thank you, thank you!! You are her angels!!
There is a lot more to learn about Lucille, so keep watching for new updates!