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Ruff Life: Sassy Lacy is Young at Heart

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DALLAS - Lacy was dropped off at the shelter by her owner, but Dallas Pets Alive isn’t buying the excuse he gave.

“Her owner said he no longer had enough room in her apartment for her anymore,” says Leslie Sans, executive director for Dallas Pets Alive. “She is only 20 pounds, so we find this very strange.”

Although she was looking pretty spiffy, Lacy had some serious problems that kept her from bonding with a new owner; yeah, we’re talking tooth decay.

“Very dirty teeth, they often smell, it’s just not a good situation,” says Sans.

But then, the vet found a tumor that turned out to be cancerous.

“She just underwent surgery and she is now cancer-free, which we are really excited about,” says Sans.

Now with a fresh new smile, and a clean bill of health, Lacy is making up for lost time.

“Even though Lacy is a senior dog you could not tell it, she has got all kinds of spunk and sass,” says Sans. “Once she got all healthy, she really turned over a new leaf and was like `Oh my goodness this is what it means to live the good life and I feel like a brand new dog.'”

She could be your brand new dog, now that she’s got her groove back.

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