900 Greyhounds In Need of HELP!

Discussion in 'Pets and Animals' started by ItzKatzTime, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. rolling dune

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    I would be remiss if I did not add another special trait that applies only to the greyhound. They are the only breed of dog that is a universal blood donor to all other breeds. It is very common for any vet clinic to house one or two for the specific reason of harvesting their blood. I am sure some of these dogs will be used for that purpose. I am on the fence with that. I want any dog that needs blood to receive it, however it is common practice for the vets to keep these dogs way too long. I adopted a donor after Opal from a vet in Panama City. She had been their donor for 9 years! Not acceptable in my dog book. It happens but we can all become aware of this and perhaps ask our vets what their policy is. Univ. of Ga. keeps these dogs for their vet school no more than six months and most of the time students adopt them. Anyway...love to all of these hounds and hope they all find loving homes.
     

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