Bringing Daisy Home - Heartworm Treatment

40606922_1563043722810189_r.jpeg40606922_1563043748405504_r.jpeg40606922_1563043768195261_r.jpegMeet Daisy!! 

Daisy is a 10 year old Blue Heeler that I got as a sweet 8 week old puppy in 2009.  Daisy was a typical Blue Heeler that needed more than just the neighborhood life and needed a job & room to run. In June of 2010 we found her an awesome home in San Saba, TX.   We kept up with her new owners for a while and then didn’t hear anything from them so in 2012 I had her micro chipped switched to “Deceased” not knowing if she was still alive, I figured if anything the new owners had her microchipped to them. 

Fast forward to - July 3, 2019 at 10:25 - 
I noticed my phone ringing and a Tennessee # calling but was at work and did not think anything of it.. I finally checked my messages at around 7pm and was  SHOCKED to find it was from the Sumner County Animal Shelter and that they had found Daisy on a random road in Portland Tn.   

I went home, spoke with my husband and we both agreed that we needed to go get her. 

so that’s what we did!! :) We gave her 10 days  to make sure she didn’t already have a family and then on July 13 We rented a SUV, booked hotels & made the 12-13 hour drive with 2 kids and Grizzly, my husbands service dog. 

 Daisy seems to be ok!  She was stepped on by a horse when she was 3 months old and still has a limp, that seems to be bothering her.... but the biggest thing is, she is heartworm positive.  We believe she is in the beginning stages as she shows no signs of distress.  But the estimate to get her treated for the heart worms is $1525 & we are also going to need to have her leg looked at. 

I am a 911 Dispatcher for our local county and my husband is a 100% disabled & retired Army veteran.  We have two kiddos, Kaysen whose 5 and Madeline whose 3 years old... as well as 2 dogs, a cat, chickens and 2 horses on our 13 acres. 

We were DEFINITELY  not expecting this to happen and did not finically plan for another dog, yet alone another older sick dog that was 3 states away & needs treatment. (One of our other dogs, Simba is diabetic and needs daily insulin and treatment)  

Our goal is to get Daisy healthy and have her spend the rest of her days on the farm  enjoying life as part of our family.

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Laura Gattarello 
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Granger, TX
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