September 30, 2012
In August 2012 we found an anemic, fleabitten, heartworm-positive, whipworm-ridden, toothless up front, intact female who probably had been bred every time possible. She is now our beautiful, healthy, spayed American pit bull terrier, Daisy Mae.
Megan and Leala gave us great encouragement and advice for giving our sweet girl, Daisy Mae, a better life. We found Daisy Mae abandoned two weeks ago at the Walnut Creek Park trailhead by the swimming pool. No tags, no collar, no chip. Almost no front teeth: only two of her eight incisors remain—one up, one down—and her canines are severely worn down—the lower ones, all the way to the gums. But she did have plenty of fleas—and had had them for so long that her rump was raw and her tail was swollen and so tender that she refused to let us touch it for two days. (By then we had gotten most of the other rawness on the mend.) She also has whipworms, which will take at least one more treatment to kill. Heartworms, too. To get Daisy Mae over her medical issues, we have a long road ahead of us. LAB's support will make it so much easier. Thanks again! (As for Daisy Mae's former owner, I hope they'll contact us. We'd like to arrange for Animal Control to pay them a visit.)