Back to News Dog Provides Life-Saving Blood Donation to Fellow Shelter Pup in Need

Written by: Kimberly Ring

News Highlights:

  • Jasmine, a 1-year-old Labrador Retriever mix, saved an 8-year-old Yorkshire Terrier mix named Kimiko by donating blood during her time of need in AHS' Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™.
  • When Kimiko arrived at the Arizona Humane Society, she was too weak to stand. She was severely anemic, emaciated, unresponsive, hypothermic and needed immediate care to save her life. That same day in AHS' trauma hospital, Jasmine was being treated for her broken leg and was healthy enough to give blood to Kimiko through a blood transfusion, which ultimately saved her life.
  • After receiving the blood transfusion, Kimiko’s vitals immediately started trending upward! Kimiko has since been adopted, while Jasmine is still recovering with her Foster Hero, the very veterinarian who saved her life.

A Labrador Retriever mix named Jasmine came through when veterinarians were losing hope that Kimiko, a Yorkie mix, would make it
Dogs aren’t just man’s best friend — they can also be each other’s.
An adorable 1½-year-old Labrador retriever mix named Jasmine stepped up to the plate earlier this month, helping to save the life of Kimiko, an 8-year-old Yorkie mix.
When Kimiko was first brought to the Arizona Humane Society, the dog was severely anemic, emaciated, unresponsive, and hypothermic — and veterinarians thought she only had a slim chance of survival.
Knowing she was in need of a blood transfusion, the team at AHS’ Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital did something unusual for shelters: they turned to another rescue dog for help.
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November 18, 2020