Indy was dropped off at Lucki Dog Pet Resort in Spicewood, Texas, on June 19th, 2022.
The kennel told our family that Indy went missing on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022.
Our family then reached out to TRAPRS (Trapping Rescue and Pet Recovery Service), a local non-profit organization specializing in lost pet recovery. For the next week, Indy’s Dad, TRAPRS team members, and many dedicated local volunteers spent countless hours searching for Indy from sun up to sun down.
Tragically, on Friday, July 1st, 2022, Indy’s body was found by TRAPRS team members alongside Indy’s Dad, buried on the property of Lucki Dog Pet Resort.
TRAPRS contacted the Burnet County Sheriff’s Department, and there is now an active investigation to help us get #JusticeForIndy.
Our family is beyond devastated, heartbroken and in complete disbelief that this happened. Indy was more than a family pet; he was a core member of our family and is missed beyond measure.
His happy-go-lucky absolute love for life impacted everyone he met, somehow, even after his passing. He has saved our lives in more ways than one, and our world has been flipped upside down. He will be forever missed but never forgotten.
Sadly, we have found that the State of Texas, and much of the United States, has minimal regulation on pet boarding facilities, with no formal oversight. Insurance or registration is not required, and no regular inspections are performed.
We aim to pass legislation to have greater oversight of pet boarding facilities and to implement more stringent requirements on these types of businesses. Our mission is not only to get #JusticeForIndy, but to ensure this never happens to another family again.
We plan to push for the passage of an “Indy's Law” to protect the lives of innocent pets left in the temporary care of boarding facilities.
Your contribution will help our family with legal fees, Indy's necropsy, and any other costs incurred during this tragic time. Any remaining funds will be donated to TRAPRS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Indy, we are going to make sure your horrible death was not in vain; your tragedy will save countless lives of other pets in the future.
How else you can help:
If you or anyone you know have any information or past experiences to share about Lucki Dog Pet Resort, please contact Deputy Sheriff Jason Jewett from the information on our website.