Lucy is another highly traumatised dog who had been abandoned. Her fear of humans is extreme – as you can see, we haven’t been able to get close enough to take a decent photograph yet!
As with so many abandoned dogs here in Cyprus, the first step is to gain Lucy’s trust. That can take weeks if not months. Peace and quiet, a gentle voice, slow movements and working at her pace are the most important factors.
Lucy is in a foster home with several other dogs but is given a quiet space of her own. She is slowly starting to interact with some of the other dogs. Witnessing their behaviour and the way the humans take care of them will help towards Lucy’s rehabilitation as she slowly learns that not all humans are bad and to be feared.
Watch this space for news as Lucy’s recovery progresses.