Lucky Dog Animal Rescue's Life Saving Efforts Featured Internationally by Sky News

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Lucky Dog Animal Rescue's efforts to save the lives of thousands of homeless of abandoned dogs by bringing them to the DC area was featured by Sky News. This year, Lucky Dog saved 1250 dogs and cats, bringing the total of rescues since its founding to over 6,000.

Daryl was one of the Lucky Ones!

Millions of dogs and cats die in shelters each year. Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is often an animal's only hope. Here is the story of one Lucky Dog.

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue (LDAR) was honored to be featured in a Sky News broadcast seen around the world. The story follows the journey of more than 30 dogs from a high kill shelter in South Carolina to Washington, DC, where Lucky Dog Animal Rescue finds them loving, forever homes.

Daryl, a beautiful black lab mix, was one such lucky dog. Less than 24 hours after arriving from a kill-shelter, Daryl found her forever family at a Lucky Dog adoption event.

"We are incredibly fortunate to have Sky News help spread our story," said Mirah Horowitz, founder and executive director of Lucky Dog Animal Rescue. "Part of our mission is to educate people about the problems of pet overpopulation, the importance of adoption, and the need for spay/neuter laws. Anything that helps us get that word out is incredibly important. Daryl had a happy ending, but she was a lucky one. Millions of dogs and cats die each year without such luck."

Each week LDAR receives a transport of animals from shelters in Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina, Puerto Rico and beyond. Every animal is unique and LDAR is committed to not just finding these animals a home - but the right home. When the animals arrive, LDAR’s network of over 1,000 volunteers works tirelessly to find these animals their forever homes.

To adopt a Lucky Dog or Cat, to volunteer, or to donate in support of LDAR, visit

About Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals in high-kill shelters and educating the community on responsible pet ownership. Lucky Dog Animal Rescue relies on a network of volunteers and fosters to facilitate adoptions and provide temporary homes for the dogs and cats available for adoption. Most Lucky Dogs are rescued from high-kill shelters in Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Puerto Rico. Once rescued, the Lucky Dogs live in home through the Washington, DC metro area, including Maryland and Virginia. To learn more about Lucky Dog Animal Rescue and to view the animals awaiting their forever-homes, please visit

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