Chris Willis and 18-month-old son Zac with the staffy they are fostering named Daisy.
Chris Willis and 18-month-old son Zac with the staffy they are fostering named Daisy. Karleila Thomsen

Daisy has loving new carers

A PUP that was rescued by Good Samaritans after being hit by a car on Sunday is being fostered by a Craignish family until her rightful owner can be found.

A Dundowran couple saw the Staffy pup knocked down by a car on the Esplanade near Thomas Street in Pialba on Sunday and took her to the on-call vet Lily Podger of Scarness Vet Surgery.

They paid the after-hours consultation fee so the dog could be treated because she was not wearing a collar.

Dr Podger said the one-year-old pup had abrasions but an X-ray of her leg showed it had not been broken so she was given pain relief and antibiotics.

The vet said she phoned the pound but it was full so she kept the dog in the surgery but really needed the space.

Another client, Chris Willis and her three children were visiting their 14-year-old Staffy Jess who was being treated after being struck down by a potentially deadly paralysis tick.

The pup, now named Daisy, was in the cage next door and when Ms Willis heard her story, she offered to foster Daisy.

“She's beautiful,” she said.

“Someone has trained her so well, she is just so placid, she knows how to sit and lie down.

“If you sit down next to her, she climbs on your knee and sits on you then she rolls over on her back and she sticks her paws up and bats you as if to say tickle my stomach.

“She's a real little character.”

Ms Willis said Daisy hobbled because of her injuries but could still get around and if her owner could not be found the family might consider adopting her.

If anyone recognises Daisy, they should phone Scarness Vet on 4128 2377.



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