Lucas was one of the many puppies born to one of the free-roaming females who live around the slaughterhouse in the farms south of Antigua. Most of these puppies grow up quite feral, making them very difficult to catch. Their ‘owner’ doesn’t want to give them to us to sterilized. But Lucas contracted a parasite that left him paralyzed and unable to stand up. So Francesca received a call to come get the pup.

Dr. Jim correctly diagnosed Lucas with a severe infestation of Toxoplasmosis. He got treatment in time, and the damage was completely reversed. Lucas quickly regained the use of his legs and today runs, jumps, and plays as though he’d never had a problem.

He is being fostered with a big group of children in a children’s home. He lives with a couple of sweet dogs, and he comes to our weekly puppy play days. He is sweet, friendly and very affectionate.

Lucas is now neutered, vaccinated and healthy. He will be a mid-sized dog. He would be a great addition to any family!


We are a small organization dedicated to helping dogs and cats in Antigua. We sterilize, rehabilite and find homes, and work with other rescue groups.