Rescue Dog Flies Home to Greensboro in Private Jet After Undergoing Hip Surgery
August 3, 2014
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  • GREENSBORO, N.C. — A lucky rescue dog named Lucy flew back home to the Triad on a first-class private jet after successfully undergoing emergency surgery.

    During an annual vet exam, a Triad vet discovered Lucy had a problem with her hip.

    Lucy’s family could not afford surgery, so they contacted a dog rescue group who found a pilot who was also a doctor and agreed to do the surgery.

    A vet in Asheville volunteered to do the $5,000 surgery and even included transportation.

    It was all through an organization called Pilots N Paws.

    Dr. David T. Crouch flew the plane and performed the surgery. He said Lucy should make a full recovery.

    “It feels wonderful to save a life, or in Lucy’s situation, give her the hip surgery she so desperately needed,” he said.

    Lucy begins physical therapy this week. The dog’s family was not charged for the surgery.