Expert medical care at NYC Veterinary Specialists, paid for by the Picasso Veterinary Fund, brought Daisy back to good health, ready to become a member of a loving family.
Daisy Blooms After Surviving Life-threatening Ordeal
Picasso Veterinary Fund in Action! (August 2010)
Whether she had been struck by a car or had swallowed poison was an unanswered question when the 11-month-old stray mixed breed dog was brought to the Animal Care & Control (AC&C) Staten Island shelter. But evidence of internal bleeding signaled that Daisy needed medical attention right away.
AC&C staff contacted the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, which in turn arranged for Daisy to be admitted to NYC Veterinary Specialists, a partner vet hospital that has treated many Picasso Veterinary Fund animals for the Alliance. A fecal exam determined that the young patient was in fact suffering from Parvo (Canine Parvovirus), a highly contagious disease that, if untreated, can be fatal.
Daisy was placed into intensive care at the hospital and started on treatment, which included intravenous fluids and antibiotics. She responded well to the treatment, and within weeks pulled through her illness like a champ.
But as Daisy recovered from the infection, her breathing became labored. Unrelated to the Parvo, she had developed an abscess in her lungs, and air was leaking into her abdomen, creating a life-threatening situation. Surgeons performed a chest tap to release the air pressure, and then opened up her entire chest cavity and removed the abscess.
Despite the seriousness of the surgery, Daisy was back on her feet the next day. She recovered quickly, and now is being boarded, awaiting a foster or permanent home.
Daisy faced serious health threats but rebounded like a champ. Now she needs a home.
Daisy is a bright, happy-go-lucky young girl who clearly has a strong constitution. She's friendly and smart, an excellent walking companion, and responds to commands. She likes people and other dogs, and will perform beautifully in obedience class. Spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and completely recovered from Parvo and her surgery, Daisy is ready to go to a foster or permanent home.
If you are interested in providing Daisy with a temporary foster home, or if you want to adopt her, please contact us at picasso@AnimalAllianceNYC.org, or visit Daisy's profile on Petfinder.
Not ready to bring Daisy home with you? Then why not do the next best thing: make a donation to the Picasso Veterinary Fund of the Mayor's Alliance. Help us help more dogs like Daisy — and cats, too — who need a little help to get back on the road to a brighter future. The Picasso Veterinary Fund has helped hundreds of sick and injured cats and dogs grab on to that second chance at a good life.
Make a convenient online donation here. Better yet, sign up to make automatic recurring donations every month, and let your gift continue giving throughout the year. Do it for Daisy. And do it for that blissful feeling that comes with knowing that you've given the gift of life.