Haven of Hope for Layla
Layla in Marilyn's Arms
Layla is also suffering from a serious
case of ear mites.
A Courageous Rabbit with a Broken Leg
In September 2011, a couple who lives in south Ft.Worth contacted NTRS. A New Zealand girl rabbit was given to them from friends, who themselves received her from their friends who had found her with a broken leg.
Marilyn from NTRS, named the dear rabbit Layla. It appears that Layla has already suffered her broken leg for a few weeks. Here Layla is lying sleepily in a pet carrier on her way to Dr. Effie at City Vet (Oak Lawn) in Dallas.
Layla can still move about awkwardly.
She is a determined and courageous girl.
Layla has now had her leg amputated and her ears
cleaned out from the ear mites. When she has recovered
from surgery, she will have her spay. She will eventually
be able to jump and run again. Yay!
Here is a video of Layla before and after her leg amputation. She is now discovering that she can get into places that she could not do before. With exercise, she will get her balance right.
When she is all "furred up" again, Layla will pretty much ignore that she is a tripod, and run, and jump, and explore, and chase as good as any rabbit. Well, she will have her own unique style of binky.
When she wiggles her right hip and turn her head to the right, then that is the signal for us to scratch her right ear. She will love you for that.
We will have to also watch where she explores, so she does not get a sore hock. She must watch her weight for the same reason.
Sadly, our dear girl Layla, crossed the Rainbow Bridge May 23, 2012.