Arnie is certainly one of the best known dogs in the UK. Since 2015, the animal has saved many lives by donating its blood. Today, he is ready to retire and his adopter wants to inspire other owners.
In 7 years, an English Springer named Arnie donated about twenty bags of his blood. More than 80 dogs have been saved thanks to him. Considered a “hero” in his homeland, the canine has now reached the deadline for blood donation.
This initiative was born in 2015, when its owner, Rachel McFarlanediscovered an appeal from the British pet blood bank (Pet Blood Bank). Ready to help other animals, the 36-year-old groomer and her faithful 4-legged companion went to falkirka city located in Scotlandto make a 1er Don.
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Subsequently, the duo repeated the experiment 20 times. As explained by our colleagues from the magazine People, each bag of blood saves 4 dogs. According to the standards applied by Pet Blood Bankthe donor must be in good health, be between 1 and 8 years old, and weigh more than 25 kg.
At the end of each session, Arnie was given gifts. Upon his retirement, a basket filled with treats and toys served as a reward for the enormous service rendered.
Arnie, an inspiration to other dog owners
” It’s amazing how many people have never heard of dogs giving blood. “, told Rachel McFarlanewho also lives with finlay, a 15-year-old Border Terrier. The 30-year-old believes that other adopters need to be better informed on the subject.
” It is a simple process and not at all stressful. All Large Breed Dog Owners Should Definitely Consider Donating [de sang] “, she continued.
Through the story of his dear Arnie, she hopes to encourage other people to take the plunge, in order to save as many canine lives as possible. Of course, before starting any step, it is advisable to discuss it with a veterinarian.
By Josephine Voisart
Trained in literature, Joséphine is above all the happy owner of Anthea, a European cat, and Violette, her dog. Passionate about animals, reading and writing, she uses her sharp pen in the service of animals and all those who love them on Pets-Dating.com