A family of Labradors have been dubbed The Magnificent Seven after making donations together at the Pet Blood Bank at Vets4Pets in Sunderland.
A family of Labradors have been dubbed The Magnificent Seven after making donations together at the Pet Blood Bank (PBBuk) at Vets4Pets in Sunderland.
The seven dogs, which belong to five different owners, include father Scooby, three daughters, two sons and their mother Ellie.
The family has donated a total of 31 units of blood over the past two years but the recent visit was the first time they all attended at once.
Jenny Walton, veterinary supervisor for PBBuk, said: “We were absolutely delighted to see the whole family trotting into the practice to do their bit for Pet Blood Bank and are so grateful to all their owners for the support they have shown Pet Blood Bank over the years. Many people are still unaware that a canine blood donation service exists within the UK and we always ask dog owners to think about what they would do if their dog was critically ill and required a blood transfusion.”
Pet Blood Bank takes donations from dogs that are aged between 1 and 8 years old, weigh more than 25 kilos, are in good health and are up-to-date with thei vaccinations. Donor dogs should also have not travelled abroad. For more information visit www.petbloodbankuk.org.