Dog Rescue: Lucy The Dog And Five Others Starved At Arkansas Shelter
ARKANSAS (KFSM) – A Connecticut-based dog shelter called Big Fluffy Dog Rescue had to save six starving dogs from an Arkansas animal shelter in the town of Brinkley, according to a post on their Facebook page.
One of the dogs is named Lucy (pictured right), and below is a picture of the pen she and the other dogs were kept in, the post states.
Lucy is a shepherd mix, according to the post. She was rescued on Oct. 17, and the other animals were taken into the custody of Big Fluffy Dog Rescue on Oct. 21.
This rescue was the second in two months, in which, Big Fluffy Dog Rescue was called to an Arkansas shelter to take dogs out because they were kept in such brutal conditions, the post states. The first rescue the group was involved in was at an animal shelter in Magnolia.
“The shelter, if you can call it that, is essentially a shed, and dogs are put there to die slowly of disease and starvation,” the post states.
Billy Hankins, the mayor of Brinkley, fired the town’s dog catcher on Oct. 21 for “dereliction of his responsibilities,” according to the post.
Big Fluffy Dog Rescue was initially contacted by local residents of Brinkley who learned of the condition the dogs were being kept in and called the organization for help, the post states.
The rescue group is a not for profit 501C3 organization that specializes in the rescue of giant breed working dogs. Although based in New England, the group does save a large number of dogs from the south, shipping them up to New England to be placed in private foster homes, according to the group’s Facebook page.