Dog rescued from Hurricane Harvey makes difference for rehab patients

A dog found on the streets of Houston during Hurricane Harvey has a new role at a San Antonio rehab center.

SAN ANTONIO — A dog found on the streets during Hurricane Harvey last year has recovered and is now making a difference for rehab patients in San Antonio, KENS reported.

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Lacy was staying in a shelter in the Houston area after the storm. When the shelter became too crowded, San Antonio Pets Alive took 90 dogs, including Lacy, the television station reported.

The pet shelter’s executive director, Maureen O’Nell, said the dog had been injured during the aftermath of the storm.

"She had numerous scars all over her body. She had probably been in some fights, trying to get resources, trying to get food," O'Nell told KENS. "She was very, very thin. She had infections from her nose to her tail. She was in rough shape."

O'Nell posted a photograph of Lacy on social media and was contacted by the San Antonio Recovery Center, which was looking for a support animal.

Trish Frye, the center's director of operations, told KENS that Lacy's easygoing manner and friendliness was perfect for her facility.

"She's brought a whole new spirit to the San Antonio Recovery Center. She brings them purpose. Clients take on feeding her, giving her a bath, sometimes they even argue over who gets that job," Frye told the television station. "It's so neat to watch them understand that while she has a history, she has a past, and has been treated horribly in her past, that she can turn around and pour out love and pour out understanding and forgive. And they can do the same thing."

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