Daisy was found by a local farmer in his field on a cold January day. She was very sick when she arrived at the shelter, so our medical team went right to work.
Sadly, Daisy tested positive for parvo, a disease that has a high risk of mortality in puppies if left untreated. Daisy is a fighter, and after a week under the care of our clinic team, she showed remarkable improvement. We sent her to a foster home so that she could fully recover.
Three weeks later, Daisy’s foster mom, Sue, had serious concerns. “She sometimes struggles to climb stairs, and has a tendency to fall over when startled or excited,” said Sue. Daisy’s care had become too difficult for Sue to handle, so she was sent to a different foster home that could watch her more closely.
For three months, Daisy’s new foster mom, Carla, kept notes on her progress and brought her to the shelter for check-ups, blood draws, and genetic testing. It was discovered that Daisy had a movement disorder called paroxysmal dyskinesia. This is not a curable condition, but Daisy never let her challenges dampen her zest for life!
It took an entire team of caregivers devoted to helping Daisy thrive. She needed a tremendous amount of medical testing and attention, and required constant monitoring provided by her foster mom. Daisy received her medical clearance, was put up for adoption, and is now living happily with her new family!
We do not win every battle, but we never give up trying, even for the toughest of cases, and Daisy is living proof that every bit of effort to save a life is a worthwhile investment.