We received a call from an elderly lady in the county. She was in a location that did not have animal control and needed help re-homing her four dogs. She had all four dogs since they were babies but with her husband in an assisted living center and her health failing, no one was able to live on property any longer. The dogs were being kept inside 24/7 with visits every other day from family to give food and water. She was not able to handle the dogs to bring them to our facility and had no means of transportation. We offered to come get pictures of the dogs, more information about each of them and try to find them a place in foster care. Upon arrival it was evident that things were far worse than we had thought. The condition of the house was deplorable. The roof was caving in, the porch was missing large chunks of wood and the stench of animal waste was unbearable. The dogs were running on the porch jumping over the large gaps in the ground. One of the dogs (Lacey) was only able to walk on her two front legs because she was born with two deformed back legs. They were all matted, filthy, covered in fleas and had urine burn from walking and living in their own waste. We knew leaving the dogs there was no longer an option. The dogs needed immediate medical attention and so their journey to LHS began. Upon arrival at the facility our vet examined them, sedated them, shaved them and began surgery to remove Lacy’s back legs that were putting a large amount of weight on her back and shoulders. Given that she has only known how to walk on her front legs, her prognosis was good! One of the people following Lacy’s story happened to be an avid volunteer at the shelter and immediately fell in love. Lacey is now a truly pampered pooch in Heath adorned with adorable custom made outfits, bling collars, plush bedding and all the love and attention she could ever ask for. To find out how you can help dogs like Lacey visit www.LegacyHumaneSociety.org. Donations are 100% tax deductible and help LHS continue to give the hundreds of pets in need across the greater DFW area all the help they need and most importantly deserve.