MENTOR, Ohio — The Lake County Humane Society is asking for donations from the public today after the rescue of a possibly neglected five-year-old dog named Layla.
Layla was rescued by humane agents and was found to be very underweight and heartworm positive. After a veterinarian's examination, it was determined that Layla also had a heart murmur which was probably a result of her heart being infested with worms, and without treatment, Layla would not survive.
Layla was immediately put on medication and a special diet to get her weight up to a reasonable percentile. She will eventually be treated for heartworm where injections break down the worms in her heart.
Sadly, her treatments will require rest for six to eight weeks.
Staff and volunteers at Lake Humane Society said that despite her suspected neglect and serious medical condition, Layla is a great dog.
Layla's medical treatment will cost upward of $1500.00. Lake Humane is asking for anyone wishing to make donations to do so at https://lakehumanesociety.salsalabs.org/angelfundlaylafebruary2021.
Any money leftover from Layla's treatment will be put in the humane society's Angel Fund which will help other pets in need, just like Layla.