Some dogs have all the luck but it didnít seem like Lexie was one of them until she made her way to the Franklin County Humane Society shelter.

Lexie (a.k.a.) Gracie was housed at the shelter for over a year, four years ago. She and her sister were abandoned in Carrabelle and left tied up by a woman running a puppy mill. Alice Dawn Kerkvliet abandoned three dogs in Sept. 2009 and they were confiscated by animal control after a neighbor complained they were starving.

Because they were evidence in an animal cruelty case and Kirkvliet would not assign custody of the animals to authorities, they could not be adopted until the case was resolved.

Lexie and her sister Serena came to the shelter very thin and almost hairless due to a severe case of mange. Lexie was also heartworm positive. At the shelter, Lexie was treated her both conditions.

When the case was finally resolved, Kirkvliet was banned from owning animals in Florida and all three abandoned dogs were offered for adoption and eventually found forever homes.

Lexie was placed with a lady from North Carolina and moved to a town north of Charlotte where she had plenty of room to play and doting owners.

A year ago, the family moved to Houston, Texas and Lexie now dwells in a large loft apartment across the street from a golf course and the Houston Zoo. She has a play yard where she meets and spends time with her buddies everyday. She also attends doggie daycare three days a week.

In spite of her history of abuse, Lexie is a very loving and affectionate dog. She is social and loves the company of both people and other dogs and is always up for a new adventure.

Thank you to the adopters for giving this very special dog a second chance in life.

The humane society, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is in need of donations from animal lovers who want to make a difference in the lives of the homeless and abandoned companion animals housed there. Your donation is tax deductible. Mail your donation to FCHS, P.O. Box 417, Eastpoint, FL. 32328

In addition to cash, supplies including dog treats, collars, leashes, hard rubber chew toys, tennis balls, braided chew rope, cat litter, bleach, hand soap, laundry detergent, utility water and food bowls (all sizes), kitchen bags and 39-gallon yard bags are always needed.