Lucy

SuperDog Finalist

Lucy

I would like to nominate my beautiful Cavalier, Lucy, for the SuperDog Award.

Lucy sadly passed away in December 2016, but in her albeit short life, she achieved so much.

Lucy was a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and in early 2013 she was rescued from a puppy farm at approximately 5 years old. She was emaciated, weighing only just over 3kg (the average for her breed is anywhere between 7kg -11kg) she was so thin you could feel her ribs and spine. Lucy had bald patches to her fur and her skin smelt like burning flesh from the urine and faeces she’d been kept in burning her skin. Lucy’s spine was curved from the conditions she had been subjected to for many years, she was blind in one eye and also suffered from epilepsy.

I adopted Lucy in March 2013, she was my first ever rescue dog and truly changed my life. Adopting a dog like Lucy was a learning curve. The simple things that most dogs are familiar with like eating out of a bowl were alien to Lucy even at 5 years old. She ate every meal like it was her last, in her past life she probably didn’t know if/when her next meal was coming. She suffered from severe separation anxiety and on the very rare occasion she was left for a very short period of time, I would come home to find her whimpering behind the door. As soon as I sat down she would then fall asleep next to me, exhausted, safe knowing her human was back. Lucy had no doubt been without simple love and affection for a very long time, she was desperate for a family to call her own.

Over the following months, she was fed small meals little and often and had short walks to build up the muscles in her legs that were so weak from years of neglect. Lucy was only around 5 years old, but she was like a little old lady. Her physical health improved with regular meals, walks and care and we managed to control her epilepsy as much as possible with medication. Some of the emotional scars stayed with her forever but even though she had endured years of neglect, she was the happiest little girl, wagging her tail at everyone she met and it was that cheeky, resilient personality that made so many fall in love with her.

I set up social media pages for Lucy to document her progress, all of which snowballed, with people wanting to see how she was getting on and wanting to tune into her daily antics. Lucy’s beautiful character and cheeky nature really captured the hearts of many around the world, she was finally able to live the life she was deprived of for so long. Lucy wasn’t just my little soulmate, she was a part of many, many families who had taken her into their hearts. They wanted to see Lucy flourish and enjoy every moment of her newfound freedom.

Together we attended events from dog shows to rallies, to red carpet events, educating people about the truly life-changing impact of adopting and showing so many just how AMAZING rescue dogs are, all they need is a chance. Lucy had many celebrity cuddles but took it all in her stride, quite the difference for a little dog that had endured so much. As long as I was by her side (with plenty of snacks, of course, she was happy) Lucy shared the message that rescue dogs just needed a chance, a family to call their own. She shone a light on those dogs that were very often invisible and gave them a voice.

In December 2016 Lucy suddenly fell poorly. She fought so hard to get better but her body, after so many years of neglect, just wasn’t strong enough and devastatingly she passed away. My heart shattered that day, Lucy was my little soul mate, the bravest, most courageous little girl who left tiny paw prints on the hearts of many, many people.

Lucy’s legacy is Lucy’s Law, named in her honour which will help stop other dogs from suffering as she did. Lucy was special, she was tiny, frail, vulnerable but she was a courageous, magnificent force for good and I’m so proud of the ripples of change she created.

Lucy may be gone but I will be forever proud of all she achieved and I’m sure she will be looking down with a big smile on her face, knowing her life made a difference and continues to make a difference each and every day. I’m also sure she’ll be enjoying cake too, which was always one of her favourite things!

Lucy, I’m so proud and I will love and miss you forever xx

Lucy received another nomination for a Naturo SuperDog Award:   “Bravery. Determination. Loving. Beautiful dog”

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Sally Mayes
Sally Mayes
3 days ago

This brave little girl Lucy had a terrible start to her short life but found love eventually from her new mummy and doggy sisters and cousins. Lucy’s Law is helping so many more dogs and puppies. Lucy is a true Angel looking after her canine friends from heaven. Good luck sweetheart ❤️❤️❤️

Sue
Sue
3 days ago

I am from New Zealand and have been a follower of this brave and beautiful girl since the website was introduced to me. The trials and tribulations that this little girl has been through is horrendous. A great thing came out of it though in the form of Lucy’s Law. Now no other dog will have to put up with what she did. I wish we had that over here.

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MRS MICHELLE MILLWARD
MRS MICHELLE MILLWARD
4 days ago

A beauty x

Clare
Clare
4 days ago

Congrats to Lucy 🐾 I only followed recently her story and it’s made me even more determined to adopt a dog as soon as I’m able too!! What a little hero 💗 good luck x

Tena Warton
4 days ago

Lucy certainly deserves to be a finalist she endured so much in those first painful years of her life, thank God she knew what real love and affection was before she sadly left us. Lucy’s law is so important and significant and will live on forever. God bless you Lucy 🥰

Nicolette Rick
Nicolette Rick
4 days ago

I loved Lucy and still do…xxx

Samantha TAYLOR
Samantha TAYLOR
4 days ago

Lucy the legend x

GILLIAN RADLEY
GILLIAN RADLEY
4 days ago

this beautiful brave little lady who changed the law on the vile puppy farm trade. so happy that she found love with her mum lisa and her sisters. she will live on in our hearts forever

pEARSON Jill
pEARSON Jill
4 days ago

Lucy was an inspirational little girl despite her terrible start in life she will live on in our hearts forever

Rosina Harter
Rosina Harter
4 days ago

Never to be forgotten! Her legacy lives in the lives Lucy’s Law saves

Maria Carr
Maria Carr
4 days ago

An amazing pup who overcame so much to finally know love. Thanks to the amazing work of her human mom her legacy will live on and shed the much needed spotlight on the horific puppy farm

Karen Brayford
Karen Brayford
4 days ago

So beautiful, You deserve win 😘

Miranda Usher
Miranda Usher
4 days ago

What a totally worthy finalist! Lucy has left a truly amazing legacy in Lucy’s law, which helps to protect puppies and kittens being sold by third parties. Breeders are now required to show the puppies with their mother in their place of birth. If a business is found selling puppies or kittens without a licence they could be fined or incur a prison sentence. Such an amazing feat for everyone involved and who loved Lucy a truly amazing little dog. As a cavalier owner myself I followed Lucy from when she was first rescued and I heard the horrors about her terribly sad start in life. Not knowing then the life ahead and remarkable journey Lucy was to have when she met her PA Lisa and the amazing events that were to then unfold with her, meeting so many famous people who were inspired and moved by Lucy’s story to do something to stop the puppy farming and finally a legacy in Lucy’s name This little dog she was so special and she touched so many hearts and is sadly missed by many. Lucy’s Law lives on because of her and everyone who loved her and heard her story! Amazing!

Anne Toohey
Anne Toohey
5 days ago

An inspiration to us all. You may be resting at Rainbows Bridge now beautiful Lucy but your legacy and memory lives on. Take a bow pretty lady. I know you watch over your sisters Plum Pudding, Lady and Annabelle every day – and not forgetting your Mum Lisa. Sleep well angel – you will never be forgotten. xxxxxxx

Adele Humphrey
Adele Humphrey
5 days ago

Lucy legacy still lives on. What a beautiful dog. I’m so glad you both found each other. Good luck x

Bara Goldberg
Bara Goldberg
5 days ago

I think of Lucy often, her mom, sisters and her are such an inspiration.

Catherine Wilkinson
Catherine Wilkinson
5 days ago

I will never forget those very first images of Lucy that were posted on fb. My heart broke to see such a beautiful creature , almost broken by unscrupulous individuals for profit. From then on I watched her blossom into the most courageous and adorable little dog 🐶 that she should have always been. I loved seeing her pretty little face pop up on my newsfeed every day. Her love for cake 🎂 was legendary, and also her strange love of broccoli 🥦 . Until her untimely crossing over that rainbow 🌈 bridge. My heart broke all over again, as I’m sure did countless others, however her loss was not in vain. Her legacy, Lucy’s Law continues to make sure that future generations of beautiful pooches do not suffer, as she did. Her P.A and mummy Lisa has the most pure of hearts, and I would like to say a massive thank-you for sharing your angel with us all. ❤️

Lynne & John Colley
Lynne & John Colley
5 days ago

Lucy your legacy lives on in the Lucy’s law, the book and the work. You are spoken about around the world for your efforts to end puppy farming. We were blessed to have you earthside for the time. Your name will live on in your law and the ongoing efforts to close down every last dog farm. #team Lucy

Cheryl Berridge
Cheryl Berridge
5 days ago

I meet lucy a few times she was a beautiful dog inside and out abd followed jer on social media . Peoples love for lucy helped change laws she was the sweetest girl . I remember sitting holding her while talking to her mum and she feel asleep on my arms .
What lucy did was change dogs lives and stoppec more dogs being born in to that life.
One word inspiring

Tracy Griggs
Tracy Griggs
5 days ago

Such a beautiful soul

Louise Edwards
Louise Edwards
5 days ago

Lucy changed the world with her suffering, hopefully no dog will ever have to suffer again the way she did. A true icon who will never be forgotten x

Kevin Hadlow
5 days ago

Mine was one of the many thousands of hearts that broke the day we lost such a precious little soul and like the PA I still shed a tear at the memory of your shining light and tremendous courage.

Karen Little
Karen Little
5 days ago

Still in our hearts 💕

Kylie Blyth
Kylie Blyth
5 days ago

I couldn’t think of a more deserving winner

Cinder
Cinder
5 days ago

Woot hope you win in memory still making waves.

Julie Holt
Julie Holt
5 days ago

So very happy for beautiful Lucy so well deserved she will be forever loved and always remembered xxx 💕💖💕

Janet Deeley
Janet Deeley
5 days ago

Lucy’s story is inspirational and because of her, and of all her forever family’s hard work in campaigning, she has brought about a momentous change with “Lucy’s Law” which will help to rid us of these awful puppy farms that cause so much pain and suffering to so many beautiful dogs like Lucy. Lucy’s spirit and legacy will live on forever – she was a true star.

Sharon
Sharon
6 days ago

Good luck…Beautiful Lucy your legacy will live on ❤🐾

Debbie Jones
Debbie Jones
6 days ago

A little dog with a big heart who helped change the law, God bless you Lucy

Julie Gore
Julie Gore
6 days ago

She was an incredible dog, who was loved by so many people ❤️

Heather
Heather
6 days ago

Following Lucy’s journey from when Mum Lisa introduced her to the world through social media till the day she became the most beautiful angel. As she continued to be the Angel to conquer the world of puppy farming and Creating a journey of Lucy’s Law with her beautiful Mum. Lucy you deserve this award. Your Mum I know couldn’t be anymore prouder as well as your sisters and cousins. To an amazing little lady with her Mum by her side all the way! Love from the US!!

Janis Grey
Janis Grey
6 days ago

What a beautiful girl 💗 May Lucy’s legacy live on forever 🐾

Paula Massey
Paula Massey
6 days ago

Beautiful Lucy, what an amazing legacy she has left. 💖

Marcia
Marcia
6 days ago

Beautiful baby, resilient.

Dawn Ball
Dawn Ball
6 days ago

Tragic day when Lucy passed cried most of the day. Brave soul who needs eternal recognition

Christine Lemon
Christine Lemon
6 days ago

If it had not been for Lisa rescuing Lucy, from a he’ll hole and loving her unconditionally.
Lucy’s Law has been passed.
You will be in the history books for making this happen
You truly deserve to win.🐶💖💕💖🧁🐶

Dawn
Dawn
6 days ago

Beautiful Lucy ❤️ Will never be forgotten 🌈❤️❤️

Linda Segal
Linda Segal
6 days ago

Thank you Lucy for Lucy’s Law. You’re helping so may.

Helen
Helen
6 days ago

Beautiful Lucy deserves all the recognition she can get! x

Janette Forrest
Janette Forrest
6 days ago

Such a fantastic little girl whose life has made a huge difference to so many dogs in the UK.

Josephine
Josephine
6 days ago

Lucy is an amazing little dote. After a terrible start to her life she landed on her paws when rescued by Lisa. She went on to leave a fantastic legacy. Lucy will forever be in our 💕

Lesley Beter
Lesley Beter
6 days ago

We love and miss you so much brave girl❤️❤️❤️

Rosina Harter
Rosina Harter
6 days ago

Lucy was such a beautiful angel. Miss her every day.

Rebecca Soubra
Rebecca Soubra
6 days ago

Lucy is adorable so glad that her legacy lives on🐾💕

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Catherine Kennedy
Catherine Kennedy
6 days ago

She was such a beautiful little soul and her achievement with the introduction of Lucy’s Law is just phenomenal. ❤

Suzy Bailey
Suzy Bailey
6 days ago

She was a superedog after Lisa rescued her and gave her the best life had to offer after her traumas as an abused breeding dog

Last edited 6 days ago by Suzy Bailey
Jane Nell
Jane Nell
6 days ago

Am so happy Lucy is a finalist she is a true Hero and Legend

Caroline
Caroline
6 days ago

Well done Lucy ❤️

Caroline K
Caroline K
6 days ago

How lovely to see Lucy in the finals and still promoting good animal welfare even from Rainbow Bridge with her Lucy’s Law legacy💚💙💜

Ali Dind
Ali Dind
6 days ago

Gorgeous girl

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