Lucy the Golden Retriever is a well-loved doggo by the Mathias family. She has been their family dog for years and they couldn’t imagine not having her at home. On one of their family vacations, they took Lucy together with them on their road trip to Texas.
As they were going home, they had to stop for a while to eat. They tied Lucy’s leash to a tree, leaving her under the cool shade as they went into the restaurant. However, as they went back to their car, Lucy was no longer there.
It was one of their biggest fears and they didn’t know what to do. The trip going home was very lonely because Lucy wasn’t with them. But luckily, a surveillance camera around the parking lot was able to record how the doggo went missing.
As the family went inside their stop, a lady went near Lucy and untied her leash. She pulled the doggo away and brought her to her car and drove off. A CBS Houston reporter, Matt Dougherty, saw the surveillance footage and wanted to help the dog and her family.
Matt was able to track down the lady’s license plate number and found her address. He then went to the lady’s house and was surprised to be greeted by a lot of dogs. He was able to talk to a man who introduced himself as the lady’s cousin and told Matt that his cousin loved to collect dogs.
After talking for a while, a young boy comes out of the door together with Lucy. The boy says that they thought that Lucy was abandoned and they went in to help her. Matt explained that her family didn’t abandon the doggo and that they are looking for her.
They immediately gave Lucy to Matt and he was able to rescue her. He then contacted the Mathias family to tell them the good news. They were so excited and emotional when they saw their doggo and couldn’t believe that they will be able to see her once again. In the meantime, Lucy will be staying with some of their relatives in Texas until her hoomans arrive to pick her up.
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