By Felicia Farnsworth

In the world of Pet Rescue, October is celebrated in a big way; it is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. This month also has other pet-related daily holidays, such as National Black Dog Day on October 1, National Feral Cat Day on October 16, National Make a Dog’s Day on October 22, and National Pitbull Awareness Day on October 29, to name a few.

The Bullock County Humane Society (BCHS) has had several successful adoptions this year. This month they are pleased to announce a special adoption that has taken place. Lucy was covered head to toe in demodectic mange, fleas, and ants and suffered from a severe hernia when Animal Control found her in July of this year.

If you’ll remember, the Herald told you of her horrific ordeal. Three and a half months later, Lucy is healthy and happy and has a new family to call her own. Mrs. Hill fell in love with her the moment she saw her, and she knew Lucy just had to be a part of her family.

Lucy now has a forever home with a young human with whom she can grow up. She also has five acres to run and play on with her new doggy sibling.

Lucy is one of the lucky ones who get to spend their life with a family of their own.

BCHS has other shelter dogs and cats looking for their forever home so they can have what Lucy now has. Call the Bullock County Humane Society today to set up a meet and greet to find your new family member.

They are available Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Weekends are by appointment only.

If you are not inclined to adopt a new family member but would love to volunteer or make a donation, you may do so by contacting the Humane Society at 334-738-7387.

Monetary donations can be made via PayPal at or through the Bullock County Humane Society’s Facebook page.

Please send your donation by check or money order to P. O. Box 921 Union Springs, Alabama 36089.

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