Dog found stuck to crate in cellar up for adoption

Published: Feb. 18, 2016 at 11:10 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 25, 2016 at 11:10 PM EST
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Lucy (Source: LMAS)
Lucy (Source: LMAS)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A dog who was found with her jaw stuck to a crate in an old dirt cellar surrounded by puppies has recovered and is now available for adoption.

Lucy, a Shiba Inu, was discovered inside of the cellar by a Louisville Metro Animal Services Animal Control Officer in March of 2015. When she was found her jaw was stuck to the front of her crate.

LMAS officials estimated Lucy had been there for a week. The puppies did not survive because she was unable to move her head to properly care for them.

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Lucy was immediately confiscated from the location and placed in the care of LMAS veterinarians who were able to remove the crate door and nurse her back to health.

Officials were also able to identify the owner of the dog. On Thursday, LMAS said the owner was sentenced to serve five consecutive years on animal abuse charges.

LMAS is looking to place Lucy in a forever home. Interested families are asked to contact LMAS at 502-473-7387 and to fill out an application online at

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