A THREE-LEGGED rabbit is bouncing back into action in time to be her family’s own special Easter bunny.
Vets were worried Luna would never hop again after breaking her leg in an accident earlier this year.
But the furry bundle is now back in action after animal charity the PDSA amputated her hind leg.
One-year-old Luna’s owner, Josie Langley, from Jarrow, said: “I can’t thank PDSA enough – they’ve been absolutely amazing. Luna means the world to me and I love her to bits.”
Josie took Luna to the PDSA Pet Hospital in Heworth, Gateshead, after coming home to find her beloved house rabbit dragging her leg behind her.
Vets were concerned due to the severity of the break.
Vet nurse Cheryl Nash said: “Luna was given pain relief immediately and then our vets examined and x-rayed her. I
“It was a bad break mid-tibia, in the main leg bone, and they knew it wouldn’t be easy to fix. But Luna is young and clearly had a strong will to live, so they wanted to give her every opportunity.”
Luna’s leg was mended using pins, but after several weeks it was clear that the bones just weren’t knitting together and it wouldn’t heal properly.
So vets decided amputation was now the only option – though as the injury was to a hind leg, they were concerned the operation would leave Luna unable to hop.
But Josie said Luna made a miracle recovery.
“I was very worried about how Luna would cope, but she’s such a brave bunny and within a week of the operation she was hopping about all over the place,” she said.