LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A dog rescued from the Los Angeles River during a quick-moving storm last week was adopted Thursday.
The Welsh Corgi-mix named Lucky was spotted by Rachel Dably in the LA River around 3:45 p.m. Jan. 30. She contacted firefighters who rescued him from the riverbed near the Victory Boulevard exit in Burbank.
“I happened to see something out of the corner of my eye that looked like a piece of a log just bobbing along, but there was a rhythm to the movement that caught my attention, and I was able to look closer and confirm that it was, in fact, the head of a small dog,” she recalled.
Lucky, who suffered hypothermia, did not have an implanted microchip or tags and was taken to the North Central Animal Shelter.
Dably, who has been wanting to adopt a dog for a year, has visited the shelter every day since the rescue in hopes of taking him home.
“It was sort of a waiting game to see if there would be a claim of ownership,” she said.
After no owner came forward, Dably was able officially make Lucky a part of her family.
“I’m excited — very excited,” she exclaimed.
For those interested in following Lucky’s journey, Dably has set up an Instagram account for him.