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[*] Post 432228 posted on 8-4-2011 at 19:21 Reply With Quote
Pit Bull rescued from trash, loved by public



http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110408/ap_on_re_us/us_dog_in_trash

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"Everyone thought that, you bring in an animal like that, that looks like it's really just a corpse, you put it to sleep," Smillie-Scavelli said. "But of course, he looked up at you with those eyes, and you say: How can you give up on this dog? How can you, when he's not giving up on life? So, we gave him that second chance, and he has just run with it, and thrived."

Today, after weeks of emergency measures that included a transfusion of three pints of dog blood, a special diet, medicine and physical therapy, Patrick continues gaining weight, is finally eating solid food, and enjoys taking outdoor walks in the sun and playing with the many toys that well-wishers have sent him.


I like "three pints of dog blood" --that's to help the understanding of those who think the blood of dogs and humans is interchangeable! :D:D:P:P

Patrick is truly a back-from-the-edge dog.:)
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[*] Post 432231 posted on 8-4-2011 at 21:11 Reply With Quote


A heart-warming story, Scholar. Thank you.
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[*] Post 432239 posted on 8-4-2011 at 21:32 Reply With Quote


Another word on the transfusion, more seriously--who would have thought that his rescuers would go to the expense of transfusing three pints?

Did you know that blood typing for dogs had been perfected?

I have never heard of a blood bank for dogs. I imagine they found a donor with the right blood to tap. And, wouldn't it have to be a fairly large dog, to use as donor?


I'm guessing many of us here had the same thought that I had--so many presents were sent to this one dog. It would be wonderful if that good will and generosity would come forth for the many orphan pets given to the animal shelters on a regular basis.
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