Keep Evansville Beautiful Mascot Brought Back to Life

A beloved mascot for Keep Evansville Beautiful is being called a miracle. 

Evie Sue has spent her 10 years of life spreading an anti-litter message to more than 80,000 people. 

Evie's owner and mother Susan Harp says, "Evie has always done everything for free she doesn't get paid for any work she does."

But in the last few weeks, Evie sent a message no one can throw away. 

"She died," Harp says. "She really did die but they were able to revive her when her heart stopped. It was just a miracle."

A Labrador whose heart stopped, calling for prayers from the hearts she's touched. 

"I'm a firm believer that prayers are what got her where she was," Harp says. "With that many people praying you know God's got to hear."

Evie had a tumor removed from her spleen when her heart stopped. Vets were able to revive her, but Evie then had a stroke. 
 
"It was like when we'd hit rock bottom then she would do something and we'd be like okay this girl can fight," Harp says. 

A fighter, a leader, and a man's...community's best friend reborn. Evie is still unable to remember how to sit or law down but there is one thing her instincts didn't throw in the waste basket. 

"All of a sudden Evie just goes and gets (litter) so we were like oh my gosh we didn't even think she'd remember that," Harp says. 

A passion for picking up litter not forgotten, and a Lab getting a litter bit stronger every day. 

Evie and her family say they are thankful for all the support as she is still working on getting back to her full self. 


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