MURPHYSBORO (WSIL) -- We're back in the animal shelter this week, trying to help some of our four-legged friends get adopted. Meet Lucille, a three and a half year old shepherd mix, looking for her 'Furever Home'.
"We rescued her from a kill shelter. The day after we got her, she was scheduled to be put down. We got her, the day after she got here she had ten puppies," says Diane Daugherty, President of the Board at St. Francis CARE.
Daugherty says Lucille has been at the shelter for 153 days. "With all of our rescue dogs, we just don't know their history. For somebody to dump her at a kill shelter, pregnant, she probably hasn't been treated very well in her first three years of her life."
Lucille takes a little time to get comfortable with new people but has a ton of love to give once she gets to know you.
"She's going to be hesitant at first. A lot of it is just like repetition. She sees the treats coming from the same person every time and it doesn't take her too terribly long at all to learn who her friends are," explains Jason Kane, Lucille's handler.
Daugherty says Lucille gets along with calmer dogs and is very smart. "If I was meeting her for the first time. I'd probably sit on this wet grass, have treats, let her come to me and let her learn that I'm not about to hurt her. I'm here to love her and give her treats and that way I earn her trust."
She is spayed, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped. "She really needs a great home, lay on the couch, play with other mellow dogs, have her own kids. We just really need her to have a great home," adds Daugherty.
If you're interested in meeting or adopting Lucille, click here for more information.