Age: 9 years
Date of Birth: (Birthday unknown)
Hair Color: White
Ears: Natural ears
Tail: Docked tail
Reported Good With:
CatsMale DogsKids Age Range: Kids 5 and older
2/22/21 – Memorial
Our hearts are shattered into a million pieces. Last evening we lost our most recent intake and puppy mill survivor, Daisy. On February 13th we shared her freedom ride post and today we are sharing her life story.
We received a call from one of our puppy mill advocates letting us know there was a sweet boxer who needed us – her name was Daisy. After 9 hard years of forced labor, the Amish breeder finally decided to release her from her breeding duties, but not before our volunteer had to pay $50 to the greedy farmer upon pickup. Yep, even at 9 years old and after making massive amounts of money selling her puppies, he felt he was deserving of 50 extra bucks for a rescue to “take her off his hands”. Her story is one we tell far too often, and with tears in our eyes. Daisy lived her entire life with no veterinary care, several mammary tumors, ear mites, fleas, infections, dirty and isolated and alone in a barn. After 9 years in and only 10 days out, Daisy has passed over the rainbow bridge. Daisy succumbed to complications resulting from an extensive surgery that was necessary due to lack of care and a lifetime of neglect. Keep in mind that as pet owners, our dogs require basic vaccinations and a license. The puppy mills require the same, but
more often then not they skirt the state and local laws due to lack of enforcement. In Daisy’s case, she not only did not have these requirements, but far more serious medical issues that required immediate attention. The problem is multi factorial, the laws lack enforcement, there is no accountability or standards that puppy mills are held to, and the demand for purebred and inexpensive pups remain a constant. We urge you to share this post and share Daisy’s story with your family, friends, co-workers, and whoever will listen. The most important thing to remember is the puppies get to leave these deplorable conditions after just a few short weeks, but it is the moms and dads who are doomed and left behind to suffer in silence. Daisy even had an adoptive home set to pick her up this weekend.
We are grateful to our dedicated volunteers and foster families that spend countless hours, sleepless nights, long drives, and work tirelessly to ensure that each and every day out of the mill is the BEST day ever! A very special thank you to the Brandi family, Daisy’s foster home, for giving her dignity and showing her that some humans are wonderful! We take comfort in knowing we gave her the most incredible 10 days of her life. We will continue to be the champions for all those still left behind in honor of our Daisy girl.
Meet Daisy! She is a boxer girl estimated to be around 8-9 years old. She has lived at an Amish puppy mill her whole life. Daisy is kid, cat, and dog friendly. Despite all the years of neglect and solitude, she is a happy and loving girl. Daisy has been taken to our vet for the full spa treatment. She has been spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. Daisy was heart-worm and Lyme negative. She was treated for fleas and had a few lumps removed. Daisy is now ready for the next chapter of her life. Will you be lucky enough to give this sweet girl a wonderful home?