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Dog Saves Another Dog's Life

Dog Saves Another Dog's Life
By: Wes Wallace

If a relative or friend needed a blood transfusion, you'd probably do your part and donate a pint.  However, a Cape Girardeau man didn't have the option to help his beloved family member...his pet dog Jake.

"This past weekend we was not his normal self, he was lethargic, wouldn't eat or drink, so I knew something was wrong," said John Davis.

The nine-year old dog had a tumor on his spleen, was bleeding internally and needed surgery fast.

"He was going to have to have a blood transfusion or else," explained Dr. John Koch.

The call for help went out fast and within an hour, George came to the rescue.  Requi Salter with the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri says it's not often they get a request for a donor, but George was glad to help.

"It didn't hurt, it's similar to a human donation, and as a reward, it may not sound like a reward to you, but he was neutered to help him find a home faster."

Jake's owner, John Davis says it's a pretty unique situation, and he's relieved George is a lifesaver.

If you'd like to help George find a good home, you can contact the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri.

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