PJ Varrassi here, the family who took Lucy to the vet on October 12, 2006 after she was drug behind a pickup in Red Oak Texas.
After reading the numerous articles you have, I would like to add my two cents worth. As many readers are aware there are many published studies that clearly show that people who abuse animals also abuse humans. The only way to stop this vicious cycle is to strengthen the animal cruelty laws and STRONGLY ENFORCE THE ONES WE HAVE. To not do so is to imply we accept the status quo.
The Ellis County Sheriff's Department is currently still investigating this vicious act against Lucy. The SPCA of Texas and HSUS have joined together to offer a $5,000 reward for the apprehension and conviction of the individual who did this. The person responsible needs to be brought to justice if not only for Lucy's sake but for the sake of the 8-9 year old boy who was with her. What message did she send this child? Was it if you make a mistake instead of facing up to it or just cover it up? Or was the message to the child, if you get sick or hurt I will dispose of you too? Either way, this is NOT the message we should be sending to the next generation. My family and I have worked for at least 15 years in various animal rescue groups in Atlanta, GA and now in DFW. We need to be politically active to ensure the legislatures KNOW, without question, the direct link between adnominal abuse/neglect and human abuse/neglect and that we ARE NOT WILLING TO STAND BY and allow this travesty to be treated as a misdemeanor crime.
Lucy is doing much much better but she still has her back legs wrapped in bandages. Not to be surprised, she does have some behavioral issues we are working on.
Lucy has an email address and she is sharing a web site with her "uncle". Please feel free to visit her story at www.RBF-Mckinney.org
Lucy's e-mail is Lucy@rbf-mckinney.org
PJ and Lucy