The Disheveled “Tail” Of Lucky The Dog

A Story That Shows The Best And Worst Sides Of Humans

Meet Lucky (the dog pictured to the right).

In reality, nobody is quite sure what Lucky’s real name is. Waterford-East Lyme Animal Control Officer Robert Yuchniuk gave him that name because he is lucky to be alive.

On Friday morning, workers found Lucky, a pit bull, tied to a tree at the in Quaker Hill. He had a serious skin allergy from fleas, to the point he had scratched most of the hair off the lower part of his body.

Yuchniuk brought Lucky to the , and is actively searching for Lucky’s owner. Meanwhile, he managed to get money donated from friends off of his Facebook page for Lucky to get his skin allergy treated at Goodfriends Veterinary Hospital in East Lyme.

Lucky, once he recovers, will be back the animal shelter. Go down and check him out, maybe make him part of your family. And if you do know his owner, call Yuchniuk at 860-442-9451 (it is the police line, ask for animal control).

Karen Roberts June 23, 2012 at 06:10 PM
So sad
Karen Roberts June 23, 2012 at 06:13 PM
The humane society Not only charges a drop off fee no Matter the circumstances but also requires you to make an appointment for dropping off dogs as well. It's not just, go in and surrender the dog. There's a long process.
Daniella Ruiz June 24, 2012 at 03:34 PM
we used to toss our pets into the salt water at the shore and watch the fleas float off. the dogs loved the swim, it cooled them, de-flea'ed them, and they were always happy. many times mice will supply ample numbers of fleas to a home, as well as the fleas that come with birds, deer, skunks, and any other warm blooded critter. simple methods can solve flea infestations, but the first thing to get rid of is their food source, namely the blood of their victim. even a quick dousing with a hose and some cheap shampoo will drive most fleas off an animal. then you can start getting rid of the latent eggs that are always trapped in their bedding and home. takes about a full week to do the process, you don't need an exterminator, just some common sense. ask a farmer, they know lots of stuff.
Janet Leibham June 25, 2012 at 06:40 PM
With the current economic times, I'm sure there are soooooooo many people who are very desperate to just put food on their famillies plate, unfortuantly in a lot of situations, the "household" pet is the one that really suffers in these times. They can't read, and are unaware of "why" their" basic needs" can-not be met, yet most pets will remain loyal to their owners, no matter what. "Lucky" has suffered many times over, he, not only lossed his family(Owner) , but also fell short on some basic medical care. I think "Lucky " has a suitable name, because his "owner, cared enough to a least tie him to a tree outside a "help" institution (how be it criminal, they could have done much worse) I live in a rural neighborhood , where pets are simply dropped off with no chance of care. What comes to my mind for me , is a desperate person, who really cared about "Lucky" , and thru despair, wanted him to receive the care he needed ( so they tied him to a tree, where they knew his needs could be met), because they could no longer provide for him. My hope is that "Lucky" will find a good home, and be part of a loving family someday.
Janet Leibham June 25, 2012 at 07:12 PM
I am soo glad to hear about this non-toxic remedy for fleas. I'm a" natural person", who no longer has pets, but i will pass this on to my friends who have pets. Thanks for the tip. Janet Leibham


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