If you’ve ever donated blood, you know the feeling: lightheadedness (from the loss of blood), plus a strange sense of well-being (from knowing that you might’ve just helped save someone’s life). Don’t you want to give your dog that same sense of purpose?
Perhaps you, like me, didn’t know until today that canine blood banks are a thing. Well, they are — how else would sick and injured dogs get the blood transfusions they desperately need? — and the only one in the Maryland-DC-Virginia area is suffering a major shortage. Your dog might be able to help.