Daisy3Here’s a heart-wrenching story for you, but we promise there’s a happy furrr-ever after in the end.

When Master Deputy Gonnelli responded to a domestic dispute at Daisy the Bulldog’s home in North Carolina, the dog and deputy quickly bonded. Daisy is deaf, but understands sign language, and so the deputy signed to her.

Gonnelli left and went about his day, but unfortunately was called back to the residence later regarding a cruelty to animals case.

Another deputy was already arresting suspect Lorraine Villanueva when Gonnelli arrived on the scene. Allegedly, Villanueva had cut Daisy’s throat and killed her roommate’s Pit Bull. Gonnelli discovered sweet Daisy bleeding from her throat and quickly took action. He attempted to slow the bleeding by placing his hands over the canine’s neck. He pet and calmed Daisy while they waited for help to arrive.

The duo traveled to the animal hospital together and then Gonnelli testified at court about raising Villanueva’s bond from $10,000 to $100,000.Daisy1

Thanks to the doctors and Gonnelli’s fast action on the scene, Daisy is on her way to recovery. Brett Kozlowski, Villanueva’s roommate and Daisy’s pet-parent, has relinquished custody of Daisy to Sheila, his ex-wife. Daisy has lived with Sheila before and they are already close, so Daisy will now have a safe and happy home.

The medical expenses for Daisy’s rehabilitation are growing and Sheila has asked for donations through GoFundMe to assist with the costs.

Please share Daisy’s incredible rescue story and follow her Facebook page to see her road to recovery. We’re glad to know there are heroes out there like Deputy Gonnelli and that Daisy is now surrounded by lots of love!Daisy2