Daisy was suffering from sarcoptic mange, an extremely painful condition caused by mites burrowing under her skin.
"I just said, 'Fuck it,' and took her to a vet," Van Pelt tells The Dodo.
First, however, she had to get Daisy out of the yard.
"I had to pick her up and carry her because she was too scared to leave the yard," she said.
And a leash? Daisy knew nothing about that either.