Great Dane hit by a car! Layla needs emergent care!

For: Great Dane Rescue of the Commonwealth
Organizer: Zandra Abatsis
Great Dane hit by a car!   Layla needs emergent care! (Great Dane Rescue of the Commonwealth)
$2,895
of $6,000 goal
48% Complete
Raised by 59 donors

The Story

Hit by a car!  

Layla is a female Great Dane estimated to be about 3 to 5 years old.  On October 26, Virginia Beach Animal Control responded to a call about a Great Dane being hit by a car.  When the animal control officer arrived on scene, they found an adult Great Dane suffering with extensive critical injuries.  Layla had deep wounds to the leg and hip, large cut on the head and her tail was completely battered.  Animal control obtained emergency care for Layla to stabilize her.

In pain and confused, Layla had to have her tail amputated, head wound stapled closed, leg and hip wounds cleaned.  She also developed pneumothorax (air trapped in the chest cavity which causes lung collapse) and had to be tapped to release the air.

Today, November 6, she was transferred to Great Dane Rescue of the Commonwealth for continued emergent treatment and rehab.  
Layla is currently at an emergency vet.  She is being examined further and we have the first estimate of what will be a long road to recovery.  

Your help is needed!


PROJECTED CARE AND EXPENSES:

Layla's recovery will take time.  So far, we know she needs:

- Surgical debridement and wound care for her lacerations with potential need for skin grafts

- Repair of a mouth injury/fistula by a dental specialist

- Daily wound changes which requires a trip to the vet due to the extensive nature and location of injuries


Layla has a long way to go and needs your help!


Great Dane Rescue of the Commonwealth is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity.  Your donations may be tax deductible.  

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 5, 2018

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Posted on February 5, 2018

Layla had a another recheck appointment and is doing wonderfully. Her mouth is almost healed and the rest of her body has made a full recovery. For those following her story and those who have donated, look how far she has come! Next on the list is a spay and she will be ready for her adoptive home. While we have taken in almost half of our fundraising goal for her care, we still have a ways to go to rebuild the fund in order to care for others like her. Consider making a tax deductible donation. For those unfamiliar with her story, follow the link for pics and info from the day she came into our care, up through today.

Posted on January 13, 2018

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Posted on January 13, 2018

*Layla Update*
She was in for a recheck following her initial oral surgery and required a second procedure including a bone graft to finish closing the fistula where she had a lodged canine tooth from being hit by a car. She’s now recovering from her second procedure and fingers crossed it will be her last! (Besides a spay). The rest of her wounds are completely healed and she’s gained over 15lbs since coming to rescue. Donations are still needed to cover the extensive cost of her medical care. Please share and donate. 

Posted on December 10, 2017

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Posted on December 10, 2017

She had her oral surgery and what we thought was just an oronasal fistula was actually a tooth that had been broken off and shoved up unto her sinus cavity (likely from impact of car). It has been removed along with 2 other damaged teeth and she is recovering well. Her external wounds are now all healed except her side which has a tiny spot yet to granulate in. We have now spent over $6,000 on vet bills for her to get her to this point in her recovery. She is doing amazingly well and it was worth every penny, however, we need your help raising funds to cover these extensive costs. Please share and donate if you can. All funds go directly to her vet bills. 

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