Friendless Labrador rescue Daisy abandoned to the streets
Beautiful Golden Labrador Daisy was first spotted abandoned on the streets when she was only six months old.
She was found doing her best trying to take care of her litter of babies.
It is likely that she had been living with a family but then thrown out to fend for herself once it became clear she was pregnant.
Local volunteers found her and kept her in a secure garden until her pups were strong enough to be found homes with families nearby.
Daisy herself was neutered and then put back out on the streets where it became plainly obvious she was totally ill-equipped for the law of the jungle on the streets.
She was clearly lonely, felt bewildered and had no road sense whatsoever. Not long afterwards the inevitable happened and she was hit by a car and suffered a nasty break to her leg.
Volunteers found her and took her to the vet where she underwent careful surgery to fix her leg with plates and pins.
Daisy should have been kept in care for at least the next four months until after the pin had been removed, and that was the clear advice from the vets.
Unfortunately, though, for reasons we are still uncertain of she was simply put back out on to the streets.
She was seen again a few weeks later by animal welfare volunteers and they were shaken by what they found.
She was limping and in obvious pain, and it was also clear that she had been set on and bullied by the street dogs in that area.
They took her back to the vet where he found she also had a large lump on her leg that was diagnosed as a hematoma, which needed to be drained.
The vet gave her further treatment and insisted once again that somewhere safe needed to be found for her to give her chance of making a full recovery from her leg injury.
The volunteers had no immediate options for her and so they turned to Animal Friends of Turkey to ask for our help.
This beautiful girl has now turned one year old and she is now safe in foster care.
She is doing very well and there is every hope that she will fully recover from her leg injury, although it is possible there may be a lasting sign of a limp especially after heavy exercise.
She is still a little wary of other dogs but we are working to get her confidence up during her period in foster care with other dogs. The early signs are already encouraging.
She is a sweet and affectionate girl and she displays all the lovable characteristics you would normally associate with a Golden Labrador.
She eats well and she seems to be taking well to the lead and her introduction to basic training.
Daisy is now around 33kg in weight, which is not unusual for a Labrador and she will make a lovely family pet for someone. We have yet to test her with cats or children, although Labradors are usually very good with younger members of the family.
We have started the process now of getting her ready for travel to the UK and we expect her to be ready in the early part of 2022 when she will be approaching 18 months of age.
The task now is to find the right loving home for her where she can feel safe, secure and loved.
So if you feel you could be that special person for Daisy then please check out what’s involved in taking on one of our rescue dogs by clicking this link and reading our Dog Adoption Policy guidelines.
A home check is always made and while there is no adoption fee required, we do ask for a donation with all our dogs to help towards our costs.
If you want to register your interest in Daisy or are interested in providing a loving home for one of our rescue dogs in general then please complete and submit our Dog Adoption Registration form. If it is this Daisy that you are interested in could you please state “Golden Lab Daisy” on the form where we ask if you have a particular preference for which AFOT dog.