By Kerry J. Byrne
Lucy is the emotional support dog of Susan Malone, who is currently hospitalized.
Lucy, once a rescue pup and now an emotional support dog for an elderly Battery Park City woman, spent a day on the lam after escaping from her Manhattan apartment and racing into a subway station Saturday.
“She definitely has some abuse in her life and is nervous about new people. She’ll be hard to catch,” said a shaken Molly Malone. “She’s been through a lot of things, including the pandemic, when she was my mom’s only companion. She’s the sweetest little thing.”
Susan Malone, 76, Lucy’s owner, has been hospitalized since last week with a broken arm and leg.
Little Lucy was found about 10 hours later after a train conductor spotted her, Molly told The Post.
“She got all the way to 34th Street,” said Molly, who raced with MTA personnel to finally locate the missing canine.