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)
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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 November 14, 2017

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Posted on November 14, 2017

Layla has been settling into her fostering home extremely well. She had a recheck appointment today with the specialist that’s been treating her and many of her wounds are healing well. Unfortunately, her tail, elbow and side continue to be a challenge to heal and all of these wounds required revision under anesthesia today. In addition, test results came back and she has an extremely resistant infection in her tail which will require daily antibiotic injections and monitoring of her urine to make sure the medication doesn’t harm her kidneys. A setback indeed, however, she is definitely making progress overall and her sweet personality is blossoming more each day.

Posted on November 9, 2017

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Posted on November 9, 2017

Layla has required continued hospitalization for treatment of her wounds.  Closure of the major wounds was achieved and we’re hopeful that they will continue to heal.  She had her drains removed today.  Fingers crossed she may be able to be discharged tomorrow to a foster home.

Posted on November 7, 2017

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Posted on November 7, 2017

Layla was transferred to Great Dane Rescue of the Commonwealth this morning and was immediately taken for additional veterinary care. Although initial stabilizing treatment was provided by animal control, including closure of many of her smaller wounds, amputation of her mangled tail and treatment for pneumothorax, Layla requires additional procedures to restore her health and hopefully someday become adopatable.  Today was the first of many surgeries to come while in our care.  Layla had 2 major wounds treated and closed- pictured below.  Her wounds may require additional procedures but we are hopeful that they are able to heal properly and we can move on to the next issue, which is her mouth.  She has several broken teeth which need attention as well as a large hole in her mouth which we believe is an oronasal fistula that will need to be surgically corrected (another 2-3 thousand dollars).   After recovery from these two major surgical hurdles, Layla will need to be spayed.  This is what we know for sure, what we don't know is the amount of time or money it will take to help Layla's battered body recover.  We have already invested nearly $3,000 and are looking at at least 2-3 thousand more.

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