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Lacey’s Minute of Fame From WSFA

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Police Officer Corporal Leck Killingsworth picked up a 4-month old, full blooded female husky late one night off the side of the road in Kinsey, AL. He found her lying in a driveway, clearly in pain. She had a broken leg and her eye (he thought) was missing.

The pound didn’t open until the next week, and Corporal Killingsworth could not stand the idea of the pup having to wait at the maintenance office. Instead, he took her to an ER vet and spent nearly $4000 for her care.

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Lacey, made it through surgery, and the vet said her eye and eyesight should be fine. It had a massive infection, but he cleaned it all out. He reset her hip and plated it so it’s good long term and shouldn’t be an issue as she grows. He feels strongly she will recover will no issues.


Happy Reunion.


Lacey’s foster helped her recover after surgery, and the volunteers in Alabama worked hard to find Lacey a place to go.  Texas Husky Rescue stepped up. Normally, a flight this distance would require several legs and having to transfer Lacey from plane to plane. Phil Rosenbaum decided that was not going to be her fate and that her ride would be first class in a Pilatus PC12. He turned a multi-leg trip into a non-stop, 3 hour flight.


The rescue’s report from Austin is, “Lacey is doing fabulous.  The stitches are gone from her eye and we may get the splint off for good soon.  Depends on the x ray.  She eats well, and is over 30 pounds now! She is a very sweet girl and loves being with her people! “


Chillin’ on the patio.


Doc was right. The eye is healing well.


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15 thoughts on “Lacey’s Minute of Fame From WSFA”

  1. Lacey says:

    Great story! I’m proud to share the name of this cutie!

  2. Kurt says:

    Is anyone taking a collection to reimburse Corporal Leck Killingsworth?

  3. Teri Matheny says:

    Happy to report that we officially adopted Lacey today. I have been her foster mom here in Texas since we flew back with her. She is the sweetest dog I’ve ever met. Lacey is now in her FURever home.

  4. Jo Anne Rauton says:

    Thank God for kind and loving people like this police officer and the people who got her to the rescue. Gives one hope for us all.

  5. LHunter says:

    Oh not only do I send a heartfelt thank you to the Police Officer, who not only found her, but made sure she got the help she needed, but also to the pilot and the fosters who ensured she got to where she needed to be (recovery wise and travel wise). You are all awesome and because of you, her life was saved!!!I wish there were more people like that in this world

  6. lyndie says:

    has lacy found a home yet and is there anyway of helping this kind man to help repay him for lacy’s bill … ??

  7. Rene says:

    God Bless the officer and PNP: Angels with man made wings.

  8. Megan says:

    Such a happy story! Yay, Lacey!!

  9. CC says:

    God bless everyone who helps all these poor animals.

  10. Kimberly James says:

    Austin is a FAAAAAAABULOUS place for dog like Lacey to live! A very very dog-friendly place to live. Hey Officer Leck – you are some man :)

  11. Theresa says:

    Thank you for being the awesome person that you were raised to be. Lacy will have a chance because of you and your generosity. Love people that give animals a chance they would not have.. Rescues and animal lovers rock….

  12. Marie says:

    God bless Corporal Killingsworth and all others involved in this rescue.

  13. Maddie says:

    Bravo Corporal Killingsworth, PNP, and everyone who helped save this beautiful girl!

  14. Wow, such a terrible find turned into happy ending thanks to the care of a stranger. Such a beautiful dog, I wish her all the best.

  15. tchaddock says:

    is this guy married???

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