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Loving home for Lucy after savage beating

FULLY RECOVERED: Bull arab Lucy plays with her new owners Debbie and Warren after getting her final vet check.
FULLY RECOVERED: Bull arab Lucy plays with her new owners Debbie and Warren after getting her final vet check. Contributed

LUCY the bull arab who was beaten and left for dead in bushland at Collingwood Park three months ago has made a miraculous recovery and found a new home.

The shocking animal cruelty case made front page headlines in The QT late in July and stirred up a huge response from readers who donated thousands of dollars to assist in Lucy's care and veterinary treatment.

Lucy went for her final check-up on Friday at the Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Clinic before new owners Debbie and Warren took her to her new home.

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Debbie, who asked for her surname and location not to be identified, said Lucy had settled in to her new environment without any fuss and was wonderful around children.

"She is very gentle. She is a really lovely dog, gentle with our grandchildren, anyone she meets. There's not a problem with her at all," she said.

"You kind of wonder why, what was the reason for doing that to her. Maybe if it was an aggressive dog that did something, that might have pushed somebody to do something to her but even saying that you just don't do it. But her temperament is absolutely beautiful."

A relaxed and happy Lucy.
A relaxed and happy Lucy.

Debbie said apart from severe scaring all over and a facial disfigurement, Lucy had recovered and even appeared to be regaining vision in her left eye.

The couple saw Lucy on the television news and had to give her a loving home.

RSPCA spokesman Michael Beatty said Lucy had an amazing temperament that allowed her to be resettled into a new home after such a brutal beating.

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"The fact that she not only survived but has completely recovered both physically and mentally is extraordinary," Mr Beatty said.

"Most dogs who have been bashed become very timid indeed. Maybe she simply can't remember what happened."

RSPCA Queensland thanked those who sent donations to pay for Lucy's care.

 INSET: The QT July 30.
INSET: The QT July 30.

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