Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Lucky the Deaf Bull Terrier gets in the Newspaper Again

Lucky was big news last January when this guy tossed his girlfriend's 2-4 months old Lucky down the garbage chute. The guy is awaiting to be trialed but likely it won't happen ebcause his girlfriend won't testify against him, unfortunately. Below is an article on the update of Lucky at 10 months old.


Cop miserable: Lucky the bull terrier must go
Monday, July 2nd 2007

Lucky - or Drew, as he's now known - has been given up by cop Andrew Dorsett. His name might be Lucky, but fortune has not been on his side.

First, the 10-month-old pit bull terrier was tossed down a seventh-floor garbage chute in a fit of rage by his owner. Now the NYPD officer who adopted, and named, the cute white pup has had to give him to a shelter because of an allergic reaction. "It was fine when he was small, but as he got bigger and his hair started going everywhere, I started having problems," said Officer Andrew Dorsett. "I got asthma and had to use my inhaler every day and eventually realized I could not keep him anymore."

Lucky captured the hearts of officers at the 20th Precinct in January after they battled for an hour to rescue him from the basement of an Amsterdam Ave. building on the upper West Side. They used heavy machinery to break into the trash compactor room where the dog, who is deaf, was encased in garbage, surrounded by food, bottles and the metal edges of cans. Dorsett took Lucky because he could not face seeing him go to a shelter but now hopes he can find a good new home.
"It was pretty tough," Dorsett said. "My wife was crying, I was standing there trying to hold the tears back and I gave him a couple of hugs.

"He's a great dog, he's a strong, healthy dog and I would love him to go to a nice home that had a big yard."
Lucky is now in the care of a no-kill animal charity called For Our Friends at the Great Neck Animal Hospital. He has also been renamed Drew. "We all love him. He's a really sweet, affectionate dog," said Bryan Lewis, who runs For Our Friends. "But we changed his name to Drew in honor of the cop who saved his life."

To adopt Lucky, call (718) 595-2161, or e-mail fofadopt@nyc.rr.com

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