Update - June 29th- Daisy is now available for adoption - following is her bio in PetFinder:
Daisy was discovered a stray with a serious facial wound (of unknown origin) in rural Collin County. She was taken to a vet where she received rudimentary treatment for her face and then taken to the shelter. Daisy was rescued from the shelter 2 + weeks later and taken to another veterinarian who discovered that Daisy had suffered a torn salivary duct that had healed improperly, which means Daisy needs her face washed with antibacterial shampoo once weekly, which she is quite accustomed to(:.
The vet also discovered that Daisy has seizures when under sedation, which means she is not a good candidate for the complicated surgery that would repair her torn salivary duct. Daisy demonstrates some “bobbing” ticks from time to time, possibly indicative of neurological issues from having survived distemper, or possibly epilepsy, although Daisy has never had a full-blown seizure EXCEPT under sedation. Daisy is heartworm positive and on a slow-kill method per veterinarian advice.
IN SPITE OF ALL THIS, Daisy’s foster mom and dad are here to tell you, Daisy is a dream dog! She is so gentle, loving, and full of spunk and sassy, sassy personality in spite of her impairments. Never have we met a more inspiring canine! Daisy loves life and plays and keeps up with all those other doggies in the house that face no impairments at all. Daisy has quietly earned the respect of her foster dog siblings and everyone gets along well. Daisy loves plush toys, soft beds, laying in the dirt in yard (where it’s cool-she’s no dummy!) chewing on Nylabones and hanging out with the family.
Never was there a more adorable or dear dog to be found. Daisy needs an adoptive home who wants the reciprocal relationship of you, the adopter, taking caring of Daisy’s few special needs, while Daisy takes care of your heart<3.
March 25th, 2012 - Foster dog Daisy is an approximately seven-year-old cattle dog. She has had a rough ride in life. Found as an injured stray in rural Collin County, Daisy was taken to the vet where she received rudimentary treatment for a serious facial wound before being taken to the shelter. No one knows how Daisy's face was injured.
No dog likes to be in the shelter, but it was particularly hard for Daisy, who was in pain from her wound and appears to have had little prior socialization with people or dogs. In addition to all that, Daisy has neurological issues that cause her to tremor periodically. None of these factors made her a good candidate for adoption from the shelter, thus, she was in imminent danger of euthanasia.
Fortunately Frisco Humane Society was able to rescue Daisy from the shelter and provide her with a foster home where she gets all the food, water, and love she can handle. She will also be socialized with the other dogs in her foster home, in addition to receiving a lot a of patient TLC from her foster parents with the hope that she can begin to feel more safe around people.
Daisy had also received further medical treatment via Frisco Humane Society and it has been determined that whatever happened to cause her facial wound also damaged her salivary duct, which healed improperly during the weeks spent in the shelter. This has left a tiny hole in the side of Daisy's face that saliva escapes from, causing the tear-staining effect on the hair on the side of her face.
Due to her neurological issues, Daisy she is not a good candidate for the complicated surgery it would take to fix the hole in her face. Fortunately she can live with the hole, it just needs her foster mom to clean her face periodically. Daisy isn't too crazy about baths, but she goes along with a little gentle encouragement.
Daisy faces another hurdle in that sadly, she is heartworm positive. Frisco Humane Society will be treating this condition as effectively as possible bearing in mind Daisy with the hope that Daisy can someday be heartworm free.
It will take time, but Daisy is a tough gal and she is on the mend. Like any dog, she wants love and affection and she is learning how to receive it. She has also perked up in recent days and is becoming more comfortable with her surroundings- which can be seen when she is trotting across the backyard with her tail wagging.