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Dog makes miracle recovery, ready for adoption

Posted at 5:51 PM, Nov 14, 2019

A dog who was rescued by the Santa Barbara Police after a 70-foot fall is now recovered and ready for a loving home.

Santa Barbara Police say they responded to reports of a lifeless dog in the sand under a 70-foot cliff near the shoreline on July 4, 2019.

Police officers, along with animal control and harbor patrol found a near-lifeless with a faint pulse when they arrived.

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Lucas being rescued on July 4, 2019

Officers say they immediately transported the dog to Santa Barbara VCA Care Specialty & Emergency Animal Hospital to stabilize the dogs life-threatening condition.

Santa Barbara County Animal Services partnered with area non-profits to secure enough funds to pay for it's emergency surgery.

After a successful surgery, the dog, named Lucas, was on the mend. Lucas still required several weeks of therapy and medication, but now he is currently with a loving foster family.

Police say an investigation revealed that Lucas had fallen 70-feet from the cliff top then lay motionless in the sand for a full six hours before being discovered by the good samaritans who called first responders.

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Police say they were unable to find an owner as Lucas was not microchipped and was not wearing an identification tag when he was found.

Lucas is now ready for adoption and SBCAS is working in conjunction with DAWG - Dog Adoption & Welfare Group to find his perfect match.

If you are interested in adopting or learning more about Lucas, contact: