Lucy

SuperDog Category Winner!

Lucy

Congratulations to the beautiful Cavalier, Lucy, for winning the 2021 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”

Category: SuperDog

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Sharon Boyle
Sharon Boyle
6 months ago

Lucy, you were and still are such and inspirational ambassador for all dogs. You have a special place in my heart 🐾🐾

Sue
Sue
6 months ago

The lovely Lucy and what a terrible time she had before her mummy came to her rescue.

Harter Rosina
Harter Rosina
6 months ago

What an angel come from heaven. Lucy was love and she showed that to everyone who was touched by her bravery. Lucy, you left us too soon but left behind a lasting legacy

Jane Ecob
Jane Ecob
6 months ago

Well done for Lucy & the campaign

Tizian
Tizian
6 months ago

Lucy ❤️ non scorderò mai il giorno in cui hai deciso di mettere le ali,guardaci da lassù 🌈

Deb Shoniker
6 months ago

Lucy, brave Little Lady. You came so far what a trooper you were Fingers crossed!!!! Keep marching forward and wagging that tail running over the rainbow bridge …..you are a such a poster dog for courage, perserverance fortitude. Always to be remembered by many….

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Anne Burton
Anne Burton
6 months ago

You still are an inspiration for so many who have fought to end the cruelty of puppy farms. You are still loved and missed by us all. We are humbled by your courage and beautiful personality after the cruelty that you had experienced. Whether you win the award or not you’ll always be a “super dog”. Bless you.

Lynne Lloyd-Jones
Lynne Lloyd-Jones
6 months ago

The most beautiful, brave and special little girl. She stole everyone’s hearts and has made such a difference by raising awareness of the horrors of puppy farming.

Leanne Murphy
Leanne Murphy
6 months ago

A most deserving nomination for a beautiful loving soul who endured so much in her first five years but with a loving,(kind and safe place to call her new home Lucy showed how important it is that every living creature deserves a home where they can live a happy life surrounded by all the love they happily share with us. Lucy’s Law will forever be the beginning of the end of puppy farms all over the world and your legacy and your sweet little face will always hold a very special place in my heart.

Ruth Carolyn
Ruth Carolyn
6 months ago

I loved following Lucy an amazing advocate for rescue and fundamental to the change in the law in respect of puppy farming. Lucy’s star is still shining bright 🌟 and continues to touch a lot of hearts and lives, definitely a super dog xx

Claire P
Claire P
6 months ago

Lucy was a beautiful little lady, her start in life and the story of everything that she went through and what she achieved, makes her an unforgettable dog. She was rescued from an unimaginable, horrifically cruel life of endless breeding and that was really just the start of things in her inspirational life. She didn’t just get to have a warm, kind, loving owner and forever sofa, she got to change the law and together, with people like Marc the vet and CARIAD, Lucy and her owner tried everything to stop other puppies from having the same start in life as she did.

Her story was told and retold, reaching people from all around the world, her many social media followers still look in to see the updates and wonderful memories of a truly special little lady, who touched so many hearts. I think it was difficult for anyone who ever heard it, or who met Lucy, not to be moved by her story. Without Lucy, the campaign to get something as important as Lucy’s Law enshrined into Legislation, might have taken an awful lot longer.

Lucy is still remembered and loved so very much, by so many people, who will always work to make sure that Lucy’s Law isn’t the end of the fight, it’s just the beginning of trying to stamp out puppy farming once and for all. How many lives Lucy will have saved, how many puppies will not be born into horror & neglect, will probably never be known but the fact that we now have Lucy’s Law, means that she is still making a difference and that she will never be forgotten.

Thompson Hilda
Thompson Hilda
6 months ago

Hope Lucy wins she so deserves it . She has made people aware of Puppy farms and how much cruelty goes on .💖💖💖💖💖 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Joan ayres
Joan ayres
6 months ago

Lucy’s Law was an inspiration of Lucy and her mummy. She travelled extensively to promote it and, thankfully, it has now been adopted. Hopefully, she has started a movement to close down all those evil breeding farms that are cruel and are only there to make money.

Anne Martin
Anne Martin
6 months ago

Lucy is such an inspiration to all dog lovers to remember that rescuing a dog is so important because the person gives the dog a new chance of a good life but for the dog it means absolutely everything and they will love you, protect you, even give their life for you as you have truly rescued them sometimes from a living hell. I know this because I have rescued countless dogs over the years and they do give you their heart. It is sad for Lisa that she lost Lucy so quickly bu Lucy has made a huge difference for all dogs worldwide by instigating Lucy’s Law.

Rovirosa Alejandra
Rovirosa Alejandra
6 months ago

Maravillosa Lucy

Patricia Watkins
Patricia Watkins
6 months ago

Lucy was so beautiful and brave, she fought so hard. Because of Lucy`s Law, more puppies and dogs will have the safe loving care and life they deserve. You will always be a bright star shining down. xx

Nelson Trish
Nelson Trish
6 months ago

Lucy’s legacy lives on – many, many more people are rescuing instead of buying – and every rescued dog is a testament to how much Lucy changed the world.

At peace now and pain free ❤️❤️❤️

Wareing Julie
Wareing Julie
6 months ago

I’ve followed Lucy from Day 1.
Her bravery was off the scale.
The day she passed I sobbed for days, and still do when I read about her.
I have never known a dog who has changed things for the better, and had such an impact on thousands of people.
Lucy Darling girl, I hope you are looking down (with cake) smiling knowing how much you were, and still are, loved and cherished

Lynne & John Colley
Lynne & John Colley
6 months ago

Lucy we love you and you are such a champion by working to end puppy farms XXXx Love

Seaman Victoria
Seaman Victoria
6 months ago

Brave beautiful girl never forgotten xx

Jane
Jane
6 months ago

Through coming to know Lucy I have discovered the awful practice of puppy farming. She was so brave and deserves to be a finalist.

Kate
Kate
6 months ago

Lucy legacy still lives on. What a beautiful dog. I’m so glad you she found love with her mummy and her beautiful sisters! Always makes me smile when I see a photo of Lucy!
Lucy is now a guardian Angel to many 💕

Lisa
Lisa
6 months ago

Lucy is an inspiration and lives on in the hearts of those who loved her and through Lucy’s Law which aims to help other dogs living in the most horrible and cruel conditions. I am so glad Lucy was eventually able to live with her loving family. May her star continue to shine brightly.

Sally Mayes
Sally Mayes
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months ago

A beauty x

Clare
Clare
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months ago

I loved Lucy and still do…xxx

Samantha TAYLOR
Samantha TAYLOR
6 months ago

Lucy the legend x

GILLIAN RADLEY
GILLIAN RADLEY
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months ago

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

Maria Carr
Maria Carr
6 months 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
6 months ago

So beautiful, You deserve win 😘

Miranda Usher
Miranda Usher
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months ago

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

Catherine Wilkinson
Catherine Wilkinson
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months ago

Such a beautiful soul

Louise Edwards
Louise Edwards
6 months 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
7 months 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
7 months ago

Still in our hearts 💕

Kylie Blyth
Kylie Blyth
7 months ago

I couldn’t think of a more deserving winner

Cinder
Cinder
7 months ago

Woot hope you win in memory still making waves.

Julie Holt
Julie Holt
7 months ago

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

Janet Deeley
Janet Deeley
7 months 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.

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