Lucy Rose is rescued!

Rose Lane
Cheryl Steckler rescues the stray dog and names her Lucy Rose.
Lucy Rose is healing nicely after spending at least three days wandering The Village and being rescued by The Village Animal League.
A larger, brown, very skinny dog was first noticed last Wednesday outside the OKC FRIDAY Newspaper’s office on Quail Plaza Drive. Animal Control and Cheryl Steckler, a VAL board member, were called.
Cheryl said she followed the dog for an hour and a half and could not get her to come to her.

Britton Road Vet’s Molly Ann Mauldin leads Lucy Rose into the clinic.

Sightings of the dog continued on Thursday and into Friday, often times she lay in the shade on FRIDAY’s island. Others also tried to approach her to no avail.
Cheryl brought a trap on Friday when finally the stray dog was found in the courtyard of a nearby building. Cheryl and volunteer Ann Hopkins were quick to shut the gates. By this time, the dog apparently was tired enough to let them take her to the Britton Road Vet Clinic.
In the meantime, Cheryl named her Lucy Rose. Dr. Todd Mauldin and his daughter Molly Ann are taking care of her.
Lucy Rose had two-week-old deep infected bite wounds through the muscle which required stitches. She was found to be heartworm negative, but had an heavy infestation of fleas and ticks, Cheryl said.
The dog weighed 43 pounds and needs to gain at least 10. Cheryl said Lucy Rose ate and slept well all weekend. She had a bath on Monday and spaying and chipping will take place after she heals up some.
“Dr. Mauldin said she is doing great,” Cheryl said. “She's skittish, but doesn't seem to want to bite anybody.”
Tom Wolfe, also of The Village Animal League, is paying Lucy Rose’s bill. Cheryl said others have expressed an interest in helping out.
She asked them to call the Britton Road Vet at 751-8007.