This is an awful story. Gloria went to the groomers to drop off her dog at the local groomers. At the end of the day, she picked up her dog, but something didn’t feel right. Her other dogs at home reacted badly to Lucy. She wasn’t playing with her toys, or eating her favorite treats.
What she came to realize: it wasn’t Lucy.
The groomers had switched the identical looking dogs to different owners. The worst part, the other owners lost Lucy.
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LINCOLN, Neb. — It took about an hour for Gloria Montgomery and her family to realize the dog they brought home from the groomer’s wasn’t theirs.
It began as routine trip to the Suds N’ Scissors Tuesday, when Montgomery was told her dog – Lucy – would be ready for pick-up in about four hours.
But, not too long after, the store called saying Lucy was ready. After they brought her home, Lucy wasn’t playing with her favorite toys or eating her go-to treat, and that’s when Montgomery figured it out.
Unfortunately, the people that took Lucy home let her outside during Tuesday’s snow storm – thinking it was their own.
Both dogs were the same breed and looked almost identical.
Now, no one can find Lucy.
“I’m sure she’s scared to death right now,” Montgomery said.
The folks that took Lucy home live near 148th and Fletcher, where search parties have spent the last day looking for her. The family that took Lucy home is helping to find the dog, as well as the owner of Suds N’ Scissors – Deb Noonan.
But, there’s a lot of open farm land to cover.
“We went out in the blizzard for three or four hours,” Noonan said, “to try and bring her home.”
Noonan said this is her life’s work, and is a job she takes very personally.
“I don’t want anything to happen to [Lucy],” Noonan said, “I’d like to bring her home.”
Noonan said a mix-up like this simply never happens. But, regardless, many are hoping for a safe recovery.
“The weather has me worried,” Montgomery said, “and it’s supposed to get so cold tonight, and it was so cold last night. And, she’s not used to the cold.”
If you have any information, you can contact Gloria at 402-464-7235.
Here are two links to websites looking for help finding Lucy.