The Village has some very sad news to share. Our sweet, precious Lacey crossed the Rainbow Bridge on January 22nd. Her cancer was spreading and she was slowly losing the use of her front legs. She passed away peacefully with her devoted foster mother by her side.

As many may remember, this beautiful girl was found paralyzed and emaciated in a ditch. Her physical condition at the time indicated that she probably was a puppy mill breeder that literally was abandoned on the side of the road. Thanks to the outstanding care of her loving foster mom and the spiritual and financial support of the Village, and our generous donors, Lacey began to heal and then thrive in her new home. She had a few medical setbacks, but the Village rallied for her. She received a custom rolling cart and excellent medical care as needed. When Lacey was diagnosed with cancer last year the difficult decision was made to place her in permanent hospice care with her foster family. Despite all of these setbacks her foster mom described her as “one of the strongest girls I’ve ever had”.

Thanks to the outstanding care she received, Lacey lived a full life. She enjoyed rolling around outdoors in the warm sun. Her favorite activities were playing with her foster sibs or her jolly balls. She just loved to have fun!

We are all so very sad, but grateful she was able to spend the last year and a half of her life showered with love and the best possible care.

Thank you all so much for the endless love and generous financial support you gave this special girl.’

Godspeed Lacey! You’ll be missed but not forgotten and you are now running free in the sun.

If you would like to make a donation in Lacey’s honor, please use the link on this page. We’d appreciate if you’d mention it’s in honor of Lacey.