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    Smile Shelter dog donates blood & becomes our hero *updated

    I got this email from a former worker from Prairie Paws Animal Shelter (her last day was the Friday before this took place).



    Late Sunday afternoon I got a call from Betty H. Her little dog Carlie was very ill and she wanted me to come by. The little dog was obviously in distress, breathing rapidly, lying like a limp rag and her gums pale white. Betty called her vet Tim Jones in Baldwin and he told her he would meet us right away. After a CBC showed her red bloodcount to be extremely low and that it was obvious that she needed a blood transfusion I called Becky to make sure it would be ok for me to go to the shelter and try to get blood from one of the larger dogs, we drove to the shelter where the employees were getting ready to leave for the night. Waunita, Leeana and Levi all helped hold Charlie, a neutered male, Pointer/Dalmatian mix (after the larger, younger Dakota let us know he was NOT the proper candidate!).

    Charlie was great (what a patient dog!!!!!), but I was only able to get 30cc of blood (I needed 60-120!). We put Charlie in the back of Betty's van where he quietly rode back to Baldwin. Dr. Jones gave the blood we already had to Carlie. She showed improvement right away with a much perkier expression. After a shot to knock him out, 60cc's more were easily retrieved from Charlie and given to Carlie. Here is a picture taken by one of the employees with her phone.

    Charlie had a small growth removed from his leg while he was still under anesthesia and was returned back to the shelter where he was greeted with a large stuffed dog bed, unaware of his heroic act. Charlie has been at the shelter for some time and I may be mistaken, but he may have been a returned dog that had been previously adopted from us. Carlie was adopted from us about 6 years ago and is 9 years old. Although her prognosis is guarded, as of Wednesday, Carlie is up and around, acting spry and eating well. Her blood count was coming up slowly.

    Charlie's hope for saving a little life is only for a home of his own. He is donating any money sent in his honor to help the other shelter animals.

    Emily

    As a PS to this story a board member and his company Trendel Lumber Company has donated the adoption fees for Charlie to a qualified adopter to say Thank you to Charlie for his heroic act in hopes that he'll find a forever home.
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    Awwww... what a wonderful story! I hope some fantastic family adopts Charlie. Sending plenty of adoption .
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    This brought tears to my eyes, what a wonderful story. Hope he gets a wonderful home
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    Truly awesome story. I hope he gets an amazing forever family.

    ..POGO....PIXEL.....PíNUT....PEPSI

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    :awww: what a great story. Yeah a few tears here too.
    I'm sending many adoption that Charlie finds a wonderful family very soon.

    :kisses: :kisses: and for our hero Charlie.
    They may be small, but you should see their hearts. Shelter/Rescue dogs aren't broken. They've simply experienced more life than other dogs. If they were human we would call them wise. They would be the ones with tales to tell and stories to write. The ones dealt a bad hand who responded with courage. Do not pity a shelter/rescue dog. Adopt one. And be proud to have their greatness on your side. Anon

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    Okay, that one needed a alert. I'm all teary now. What a wonderful story the Charlie finds a home.
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    Hope its a home where he will be an indoor dog.
    Mom to Gunner and Petunia.
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    Need to get this story to the press!! Always works to get a great forever home for a great baby in need!!!
    Sandi aka Mama S aka keeper of da herd and da Popsicle flavor list AND Nana to Sean, Mykaylyn, Emma, Baylee, Eli, and Bryce and Mama to da brat, da boy and Brooke!

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    Charlie was adopted on Friday and his family paid for his adoption fee as the shelter manager didn't know (she didn't read her emails) that someone had donated for it. But, the family wasn't concerned about paying it as they were excited to add him to their family.
    ~Shonda, Jackson, Daphne (Mitzi Moo, Dudley, Lily Bug, Buddy and Charlie see you my sweet pups on the Rainbow Bridge)

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    :cheer4::yay1::cheer4:
    Sandi aka Mama S aka keeper of da herd and da Popsicle flavor list AND Nana to Sean, Mykaylyn, Emma, Baylee, Eli, and Bryce and Mama to da brat, da boy and Brooke!

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