Cop adopts branded 'Lucky 191' dog

A wounded dog, dubbed Lucky 191 for the number on his side, walks with the OSPCA's Paul Harrison at...

A wounded dog, dubbed Lucky 191 for the number on his side, walks with the OSPCA's Paul Harrison at the Ontario SPCA in Newmarket Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. (MICHAEL PEAKE/QMI Agency files)

Maryam Shah, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:17 AM ET

TORONTO - Here’s a canine with good fortune: Lucky 191 — a severely injured dog found in November with those three digits visible on the side of its body — has been adopted.

Ontario SPCA spokesman Brad Dewar confirmed an unidentified York Regional Police officer’s family gave Lucky a new home just in time for the new year.

The three-year-old hound was originally thought to have been chemically branded. Dewar confirmed that was not the case and said the animal’s fur will grow back.

A police officer, not the one who found it, adopted the dog after it was found abandoned by the road in Aurora, Ont., north of Toronto, on Nov. 4.


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