Disabled dog finds 'forever home'


ABC11 first introduced Lulu last week. A car slammed into the Boxer-mix in Costa Rica causing her to lose the use of her hind legs.

A rescue group there did not have the resources to help Lulu, so she was brought to the Triangle where she has been living with a foster family in Durham.

Just days after her story aired, she was adopted.

"I said 'Oh my gosh, we gotta call the SPCA,'" Lulu's new mom Rita Carmody recalled.

On Monday, she moved into her forever home, which is already wheelchair accessible - meaning wider hallways and no stairs.

"I can sort of sympathize with her being in the wheelchair myself, and the fact that we had the ramps and everything set up for someone to move around easily, it just seemed to be," said Dave Carmody.

Dave has been living with multiple sclerosis for 20 years. He's had some complications lately that have kept out of his wheelchair and in a hospital bed. He and Rita both admit he'd been feeling down.

"I looked at him and saw that the connection would be so perfect with the two of them - I saw so much there," said Rita.

And now with Lulu, "I've seen a brighter Dave," said Rita. "She's medicine."

"That is one big inspiration. When I'm feeling a little low in the morning, I really don't feel like doing anything and then I look up and she'll be dragging herself in and she'll be like what's going on in here. She checks all around the house. And it's like how can I lay around if she's up like that," said Dave.

If you are interested in hearing more about Lulu's story, read her blog. You can also watch her on YouTube.

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