September 21, 2021

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Beloved psychological assistance dog missing in NYC subway tunnels identified risk-free

Lucy, the moment a rescue pup and now an psychological assist dog for an aged Battery Park Metropolis girl, invested a day on the lam following escaping from her Manhattan condominium and racing into a subway station Saturday.

“She absolutely has some abuse in her daily life and is nervous about new persons. She’ll be really hard to catch,” explained a shaken Molly Malone. “She’s been via a great deal of issues, together with the pandemic, when she was my mom’s only companion. She’s the sweetest small factor.”

Susan Malone, 76, Lucy’s owner, has been hospitalized because past week with a damaged arm and leg.

Small Lucy was discovered about 10 hours later on after a prepare conductor spotted her, Molly told The Write-up.

“She acquired all the way to 34th Avenue,” claimed Molly, who raced with MTA staff to lastly identify the missing canine.

Lucy had been spotted all the way up to 14th Street.
Lucy by some means made her way to 14th Avenue.

Molly went to pay a visit to Lucy about 11 a.m. Saturday morning when the blended-breed canine raced out the door, on to the elevator, which took place to be open and found her way into the lobby.

The pet dog ran earlier the doorman, across the West Aspect Freeway and down into the Chambers Road station.

Lucy was last witnessed all the way up at 14th Avenue station before she was found Saturday night.

“They will not let me go down on the tracks for the reason that it’s way too harmful, but I imagine I’m the only one particular (Lucy) will come to,” Molly reported.

Molly was preparing to see her mother following she had just been transferred from a medical center to Village Treatment Centre on Houston Road.

As a substitute, she spent a great deal of the working day with police at South Ferry station, stressing about the inadequate pup.

When she was at last found, Lucy “came correct up to me,” Molly said, noting the pet little bit the MTA worker who aided collar her ahead of heading dwelling with Molly. “We rode the educate dwelling, and she sat proper future to me like a gentlewoman.”

Lucy was rescued by Jose Bonilla at the 34th Street subway station.
Lucy was rescued by Jose Bonilla at the 34th Avenue subway station.

“She’s weary and she’s consuming a ton of water,” reported Molly. “I’m so grateful for so a lot of individuals who volunteered to assist.”

Lucy was rescued from Puerto Rico about seven several years in the past and Molly estimates she is about 9 or 10 several years aged.

The NYPD didn’t straight away return a ask for for comment.

Supplemental reporting by Bill Farrington

Police officers at the Canal Street subway station looking for Lucy.
Police officers at the Canal Street subway station seeking for Lucy.
William Farrington