Islip animal shelter
Lucky was picked up along a road and taken to Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center, where family friends told CBS2 shelter workers would not release the dog without proof of ownership.
Adorable 8-year-old Lucky, a King Charles Cavalier, is caught in the middle of a canine custody fight of sorts.
According to Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk County SPCA, Harry Tommy Patrick, of Central Islip, was arrested and charged with eight counts of animal cruelty.
The cockapoo, named Miracle, celebrated her birthday Thursday with a new haircut and mani-pedi.