Lucas CGC TDI


Siberian Husky
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Age: 7 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-service dog -dog rescue

Birthday:
January 16th 2007

Likes:
Playing with Max, Panda, Max, Zoe, Max, the "white girls", Max, Princess Max, Nanook, and Max as well as car rides and sleeping with mom and dad. And did I say playing with Max?

Pet-Peeves:
Thunderstorms though not as bad as several of the other kids

Favorite Toy:
Max, Panda, Max, Queen and Max,

Favorite Food:
Boiled Chicken and Purina ONE for dinner and bacon, eggs and coffee with half & half for breakfast

Favorite Walk:
Around our 6+ acres, Lowe's and Petsmart

Best Tricks:
Eating at the kitchen table with mom and dad. gotten to the point that he goes straight to take a seat at the table in the morning and waits patiently for his breakfast.

Arrival Story:
Adopt 2010 Contest ....... Two WSMV Channel 4 news stories about Lucas: March 13, 2008 .......... A dog's owner is accused of filing its teeth down to the roots and giving him a beating that left him with a fractured facial bone, and prosecutors want his owner to pay. Lucas is a little more than a year old and now has a mouth full of fillings, but he's not in pain anymore thanks to a vet in McMinnville who pulled seven of the dog's teeth and performed root canals on 16 others. "After about two weeks, he is going to be able to eat solid food just like any other dog," said Warren County Humane Society representative Andy Anderson. The dog's owner, Christopher Barnett, was charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after filing most of Lucas's teeth down to the root. "It just made me feel sick that a human could do that to another animal," said Clay Lerch. Lerch and his wife, Tammy, heard Lucas's story. So they helped start an online petition asking the district attorney to file felony charges. So far, more than 1,700 people have signed the petition, and the support stretches beyond Tennessee and the U.S. "We heard they were just filing misdemeanor charges, and we felt this crime deserves more punishment than that would get him," Lerch said. "We got some from Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, Greece," Lerch said. The district attorney's office reviewed the case and issued a felony arrest warrant for Barnett's arrest on Thursday. "With a felony to make sure sometime, someone thinks about abusing an animal that they could eventually face jail time," Lerch said. Barnett could face up to two years in prison if convicted. He was also charged in 2004 with intentionally killing an animal in Giles County, but he was never convicted of the crime. The Humane Society received more than $5,000 in donations, of which most will be used to cover Lucas's medical expenses. The rest will be put in a fund to treat abused animals. __________________ April 1, 2008 ........... The explanation of the allegations came during dramatic testimony at a hearing in McMinnville. The allegations of abuse of Lucas the dog garnered worldwide attention. Lucas's owner, Chris Barnett, faces felony charges of aggravated animal cruelty. Joy Percell, who testified at the preliminary hearing, said she witnessed the filing on Feb. 16. She said she was working on a dairy farm where Barnett was renting a home. She said what she was sickening. "I saw him strike the dog several times in a row and then whatever this thing was he had in his hand, he put in the dog's mouth and then he began to run it back-and-forth through the dog mouth. Its head was jerking back and forth," she said. During testimony, some Warren County Humane Association representatives wept. Maxwell Vincent, who rented the dairy farm, testified to what happened after the beating. "He picked the dog up about chest high and said, 'See, it's alive.' When he picked it up, a lot of blood came out of it's mouth. And then he picked it up about chest high and then he tossed it back down on the ground," he said. Vincent said that Barnett told him that he filed the dog's teeth because he was chewing on some wire fencing around the home. While the defense tried to explain Barnett's behavior, the judge was not sympathetic. "It was just a sadistic beating," said General Sessions Court Judge Larry Ross. "You don't teach a dog to not chew by beating him and then filing his teeth off." The case was bound over to a grand jury. Aggravated animal abuse charges could mean a $3,000 fine and two years in prison if a conviction is reached. The Warren County district attorney said the office has received hundreds of phone calls from around the country in support of Lucas. A Web site has also been set up.

Bio:
Lucas is a very special boy. He has been here with us since January 16, 2009 after Barnett was convicted. In the time he has been with us he has proven to be a very loving and well behaved boy. On July 11, 2009 he passed the tests to become a certified Therapy Dog. On November 19, 2009 he was honored as a Special Honoree in the WAVY TV channel 10 (Portsmouth VA) 10 Who Care awards for his therapy work. He attended the luncheon in Hampton VA sitting at the table, ate his chicken and handed out Husky kisses. After hearing his story there wasn't a dry eye in the place. News video: http://www.wavy.com/subindex/commu nity/10_who_care

News video: (copy to your browser):
http://www.wsmv.com/video/15767143/



Another news video: (copy to your browse:
http://aspcacommunity.ning.com/video/video/show?id=658300%3AVideo%3A225770&xgs=1

Thank you Snowi and pack & humom Betty:

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Meet my family
QueenZoeAshleyJake
7/20/99? -
7/26/13
ShebaMissy
10/20/2001 -
08/19/11
NanookBandit
PrincessRustie 1995?
- 1/7/2009
Abby 1997 -
06/21/07
Lexie
05/02/97 -
05/05/10
DemonMollyAileron 1984
- 1996
AJ (Ariel
Jordan) 1989
- 2003
Max
ADOPTED!
Tasha 2003? -
11/5/2008
PandaMischka
NakitaMaxNadiaKiska
Kodiak
(Kodi)
ADOPTED!
KaneGeorgia
ADOPTED!
Turbo (Bo)
TazBlueMerlinSasha
YukonIsis
Adopted!
Luna (Adopted)

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January 22,2011

January 22nd 2011 6:23 am
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My diary was a Daily Diary pick (01-22-2011) on Dogster!

 

January 22,2011

January 22nd 2011 6:21 am
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I just realized that I have been a bit slack on here.

After we got Kiska in early May things really started to pop. In early June we got Kodiak (Kodi) from the pound in Whiteville NC. In late June The pound in Elizabeth City called us about Kane. In early July, Kodi went to live up in MD with a Dogster friend. Then in September we got Georgia out of the pound in Rome GA. Turbo (Bo) came to us in late October from Lancaster Co SC. We met Jennifer up in High Point. She had pulled him from the pound for us an drove him up to meet us there. I went with dad and sometimes Mom on the trips to meet them. A couple days after Bo arrived in late October Taz joined us too. She is a 13 year old little girl from McMinnville TN (the same place I came from) who's humans didn't want any more. Then in early December we went up to the Greensboro area to meet meet Jennifer again (this time in what turned out to be a major snowstorm) to get Blue who was in the pound in Rutherfordton NC. So now we are a big, happy pack of 23 hoodlums. That is, except for me ..... as I am an angel.

I have also been busy with my Therapy work averaging a visit a week.

 

January 12, 2011

January 12th 2011 10:15 am
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I have been with my Dad for almost two years now and will be in my Forever home two years on the 18th, my Mom's birthday. I love it here, being with my parents and 22 other Huskies who like me for the most part were rescued from less than loving places. I mean, really, how can one be unhappy with that many playmates, plus I have a job as a Therapy Dog, so I get to go out and give free Husky kisses to people in several area nursing homes.

Life is good!

 
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