You might remember a year ago when Brandy (the kitty) was saved. She had been surrendered to Newton County Animal Control in very bad shape, needing an emergency tail amputation and later, a leg amputation. While her first surgery was very successful, Brandy’s little body crashed late at night. She needed a blood transfusion, but there were not any kitties around. Our vet, Dr. Simpson, brought her dog Zeke to the clinic and his blood saved her life! Apparently, dogs can give blood transfusions to cats in life or death situations. Amazing!
Fast forward a year and they got to have an adorable reunion in our offices! Zeke still loves his little friend and was very gentle with Brandy. Brandy swears she is part dog and plays fetch at home bringing her mom everything from ketchup packets to spoons. She does not let her tripod status slow her down one bit! This is the happy ending we love to share!
GREAT DANE DONATES BLOOD TO SAVE KITTEN!
Earlier we showed you a video of a kitten receiving an emergency blood transfusion. Her name is Brandy, and she is a fighter!
Yesterday this little girl was pulled from Newton County Animal control while our Go Fix Georgia by Planned PEThood program was there on transport. She needed a tail amputation and possible leg amputation surgery. We decided to take her on as a project . Yesterday she went through surgery with flying colors to remove her tail and went home with a staff member for the night.
Well, this afternoon she decided to stop eating and she quickly declined. She became anemic and her gums went white. Unfortunately she declined after our medical team went home for the day.
We called local vets, but aside from emergency clinics no one could see her. So, we called our awesome veterinarian and clinic manager, and they both drove back to the clinic after an entire day of spay and neuter surgeries. #dedication They just needed a special piece of equipment we don’t carry to help her.
Time was not on our side as most clinics close at 6 p.m. but thankfully our friends at Duluth Animal Hospital were still open and gave us the piece we needed to complete a transfusion.
Dr. Simpson brought her great dane, Zeke, with her as a blood donor. Cats have blood types and need additional testing to match them for blood transfusions. However, they can receive a blood donation from a dog on a super rare occasion such as life and death. (Pretty cool!)
Zeke generously gave his blood, and literally within 15 minutes you could see Brandy’s gums and nose brighten, and her eyes became more alert. She is not out of the woods, but she is a serious fighter.
Please consider a gift to help cover Brandy’s care and the care of animals like her at our clinic. We need your support, donations, and kind words to help her through this difficult time.