He recently fractured his leg after jumping off a porch — and despite having it set by a vet, it healed incorrectly and started limiting his ability to hop. His family couldn’t afford further treatment, so they dropped him off at the shelter for him to be euthanized.
But shelter workers knew they could help him. Benny’s leg was inoperable, but since he had already learned how to hop around on three paws, the veterinarians decided the best option for him would be to amputate the leg.
“The leg was sticking out to the side and he wasn’t able to use it at all,” Varanini said. “Being such a large rabbit, the leg was hindering his ability to get exercise.”