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More than 20 people express interest in local dog

Lucky the dog may have a new home soon.
Posted on Nov. 10, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

UNION, Mich. — A dog looking for a new home after his owner died in October may soon have a new family.

Lucky, a poodle mix, was the companion of Pauline Burema, a southern Michigan woman who was the first person in Indiana to die in the recent fungal meningitis outbreak. Lucky has been staying at Burema’s grandson’s house in Union ever since Burema was admitted to the hospital, but the family can no longer take care of him.

The family put out a call for help on Tuesday, hoping to find a loving home for Lucky. The emails have flooded in, according to Burema’s daughter Carol Snyder. So far, they have received more than 20 responses from people in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio interested in learning more about Burema’s dog. Snyder said the family hopes to make a decision about Lucky’s new home soon.

 An honor guard carries the casket of Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson  from his funeral service, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Scranton, Pa. Dickson was killed on Friday night in an ambush shooting at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove Township. Authorities are looking for 31-year-old Eric Frein, of Canadensis, who has been charged with killing one trooper and wounding another outside the barracks. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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