Lucy, once a rescue pup and now an emotional support dog for an elderly Battery Park City woman, escaped from her home Saturday morning and was last seen leading cops on an uptown chase through the 1 train subway tunnels.
“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.
Molly went to visit Lucy about 11 a.m. Saturday morning when the mixed-breed dog raced out the door, onto the elevator, which happened to be open and found her way into the lobby.
The dog ran past the doorman, across the West Side Highway and down into the Chambers Street station.
Lucy was last seen all the way up at 14th Street station.
“They won’t let me go down on the tracks because it’s too dangerous, but I think I’m the only one (Lucy) will come to,” Molly said.
Molly was planning to see her mom after she had just been transferred from a hospital to Village Care Center on Houston Street.
Instead, she spent much of the day with police at South Ferry station, worrying about the poor pup.
Lucy was rescued from Puerto Rico about seven years ago and Molly estimates she is about 9 or 10 years old.
The NYPD didn’t immediately return a request for comment.