LUTZ — A puppy rescued from a Lutz apartment bathroom is eating, drinking, barking and wagging her tail, said Animal Services spokeswoman Marti Ryan.
"She feels really good," Ryan said of Neicy, a 6-week-old, 4-pound boxer. "She's unbelievable."
Ryan said Neicy soon should be ready to move out of the Animal Services veterinary office and in with a foster family, though she didn't know yet who will take her in.
Ryan also couldn't say whether Neicy will have any permanent damage from the experience. She was locked in a bathroom without food or water for two weeks. A dead poodle was found in the bathroom with her.
It's unclear why the dogs were abandoned. The tenant in the apartment at the Preserve at Deere Park has not returned calls from Animal Services, Ryan said, and no arrests have been made. The case is under investigation.