Doggie Donors Needed to Save Lives

Canine blood drive to be held this weekend

Did you know that dogs can be blood donors too?

Burlington County PET AID, an animal welfare organization, is hosting a canine blood drive on Saturday at the American Red Cross Burlington County Chapter on Route 38 in Lumberton, N.J.

There is always a need for dog blood. Many pooches suffer each year from bleeding disorders and trauma-related injuries and blood donations can save their lives.

The drive is open to all types of dogs -- by appointment only.

You can book your pooch a donor time from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. by calling 609-702-7211.

Potential donors are required to be six years old or younger, between 55 and 150 pounds, healthy and up-to-date on all of their vaccinations.

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