Jasper's a canine lifesaver

JASPER the spaniel is a canine blood donor and deserves a medal, says his owner, veterinary nurse Caroline Jones. He has donated at least three-and-a-half pints of blood over the last few years to save the lives of other dogs. We are very proud of him,

JASPER the spaniel is a canine blood donor and deserves a medal, says his owner, veterinary nurse Caroline Jones. He has donated at least three-and-a-half pints of blood over the last few years to save the lives of other dogs."We are very proud of him," said Bill Slee, a partner at Torbridge Veterinary Hospital in Bideford. "His donation of blood, like in humans, has had life saving effects." Dogs that have needed his help have included a Italian Spinone which was bleeding internally from a lungworm infection, a springer spaniel which had eaten rat poison, and a collie cross dog which had a tumour in his spleen.Carol said: "Jasper is a super dog, but he is also a lovely, ordinary pet. All the dogs made good recoveries and were returned to their owners to continue their happy lives."Torbridge Vets celebrates brave and heroic animals on its notice board in the waiting room with a Braveheart display.The practice is also taking part in the National Vaccination Month in June where cut price jabs will be available for pets which are overdue. This includes dogs, cats, rabbits and horses. Contact the practice in June for details on (01237) 472075 or log on to www.torbridgevet.co.uk


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