It was 6:30 AM on a Saturday morning that the call came in about a dog in the San Pedrito area that needed help. Injured from a fall from a second story roof top and after spending the night exposed to a bad electrical storm, SAGA volunteers arriving on the scene were not sure the dog was still alive. But, upon contact, the nine month old puppy lifted her head and licked the hands of her rescuers.
After spending two weeks in the veterinary hospital and another month at the SAGA Clinic battling a badly infected leg, the puppy, dubbed Lucky (to be alive) finally recovered enough to go to a foster home for additional care.
Although Lucky thrived in foster care, it was determined that she had survived distemper earlier-on in her short life and would, as a result, always be unsteady on her feet and subject to seizures. Her foster parents realized that this made Lucky less desirable for adoption and they were prepared to keep her themselves.