Lucy the shelter dog needs surgery

Meet sweet Lucy. She is a 3-year-old boxer/shepherd mix who lives at Niagara SPCA. Lucy is the most lovable dog you’ll ever meet and she needs our help!

Lucy came to the SPCA with a chronic ear infection. It seems her ears had not been cleaned or cared for in a very long time, building an infection so bad that is no longer treatable because medicine can’t make its way to her ear canal anymore. She shakes and shakes her head in discomfort, trying to find some relief. It was determined that sadly because no one treated her ears before she was brought to the shelter that she will now need a total ear canal ablation, which means her ear canal will be entirely removed. The surgery will prevent any further infections, but will leave Lucy deaf. However, she will no longer be uncomfortable. 

This surgery will have to be performed by a specialist outside of the SPCA. It is estimated that it will cost about $6,500. Lucy will have to have one ear done first and then wait until that ear heals to have her other ear done. We want to give Lucy the best life possible, so we are hoping with the community’s help, we can cover her surgery and then find her a forever home. 

Lucy has been nothing but a loving friend to everyone at the shelter and she deserves the world. Please help Lucy!

Lucy on WGRZ Channel 2 News 

More information about Niagara County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals I: The mission of the Niagara County SPCA, Inc. is to prevent cruelty to all animals, to help educate the public on the humane treatment of animals and to provide love and care for those companion animals with whom we come in contact.We promote adoption and re-homing for abandoned and unwanted companion animals.  We promote humane treatment of all living things and work within the law to respond to and investigate all complaints of cruelty and neglect.The Niagara County SPCA endeavors to eliminate cruelty and over-population.  We support the principle that no person has the right to cause pain and suffering to any living creature.


Kimberly LaRussa
Niagara Falls, NY
Niagara County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals I
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