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Blood Transfusion Helps Save Tick-Infested Dog

Written by: Arizona Humane Society

Brownie before

When Brownie arrived at the Arizona Humane Society, more than 300 ticks were literally sucking the life out of him. Brownie was anemic, depressed and dehydrated. He could barely stand up and was on a painful path toward death if AHS veterinarians didn’t act fast.

Brownie was admitted to our Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™, where our medical team began removing ticks and found another AHS shelter dog who could serve as a lifesaving blood donor to Brownie.


Brownie after

Brownie was given a blood transfusion, and after several days of recovery and a new haircut, the 7-year-old Poodle mix was transferred into the care of a loving foster hero home, where he spent two weeks building up his strength in preparation for his special adoption day. Brownie eventually found a loving new home in Surprise.

AHS serves a unique role in our community, providing leading-edge medical and behavioral care and innovative solutions that are helping us save more lives than ever, even animals who are considered “untreatable” by other shelters.

Today, two of our every three pets who come through our doors receive treatment in our Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital. You can help us continue to save the lives of pets like Brownie with a lifesaving gift today.

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September 14, 2016