‘Sweetest darn dog on earth’ used as bait dog and needs our help

Meet Lucas, a senior terrier mix who may be the "sweetest darn dog on the planet," yet someone without a soul thought making Lucas a bait dog to teach other dogs to fight in the ring for a profit was a fantastical idea.


The staff at the Sacramento Animal Care Service described this affectionate old man: “Lucas is suspected of being exploited as a bait dog or of being attacked by other dogs when out on the streets. We don't know what happened to this youngster, but he requires assistance. Possibly deaf/blind. I'm having trouble walking.” On June 21, Lucas was discovered by a Good Samaritan and taken to the shelter. He adores being petted and loved.




Adoptions on PetHarbor: 

My name is Lucas, and I am a Pit Bull Terrier mix that is white and tan. The shelter workers estimate my age to be around nine years old. 

I am not available, and any questions for adoption will be ignored. If you believe this is your missing pet, please dial “3 1 1” to reach the City of Sacramento 311 Call Center (or 916-808-7387). 

Visit the City of Sacramento Animal Care Services for more information about this animal. 

Inquire about the following animal ID number: A623542. 

Follow Lucas' story here.



(You can watch the video on Instagram here.) 

Share this dog's tale with  friends, family, and social media contacts. Sharing can save lives. 

If you are a reputable rescue that can assist LUCAS after his stray hold expires or if he is released earlier on a medical waiver, please contact the City of Sacramento Animal Care Service at 2127 Front St. Sacramento, CA 95818 Phone: 916-808-7387 


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