This week's featured pet is Lucky, a chow/shepherd mix between five and six years old.

“He’s the sweetest and funniest dog in the world,” said Paula Prater, president of the Erath County Humane Society board of directors. “He’s a lover.”

Lucky’s story is one that starts with little hope but proves that with some TLC, a true difference can be made in the lives of these animal.

Lucky was first brought to the ECHS shelter from Dublin. He was so badly hurt that he had to be carried into the building. The day after his arrival he was taken to a vet and given antibiotics and pain medication for what they originally thought was a broken leg. The shelter could not afford to have X-rays taken of Lucky’s injuries so speculation took their place.

Shortly after his visit to the vet, shelter volunteers found Lucky walking. As the swelling in his leg went down, they noticed two puncture marks indicating that he had actually been bitten by a snake.

Today, Lucky has made a full recovery and is waiting for the right person to adopt him.

“Lucky is playful, stubborn, and has such a funny sense of humor,” said a post on the ECHS Facebook page. “We all love him!”

Lucky is known to escape from time to time for exploration purposes, so he needs a home that has a good fence and patient owners.

Anyone interested in meeting Lucky or any pet up for adoption should contact ECHS at 965-3247.