In New Zealand, a donor dog named Macy helped save the life of the ginger cat Rory, that was poisoned by rat poison and was on the verge of life and death.
On the day the cat was admitted to the clinic, all the laboratories in which there was donor cat blood, unfortunately, were closed, and there was no time left to search for suitable cat blood.
Veterinarians had to resort to canine blood transfusions. As a result, Rory was saved.
According to the owner of the cat, Kim Edwards, Rory was in a serious condition and could die at any moment, because he arrived at the clinic with severe poisoning (it is assumed that it was rat poison).
Doctors suggested two options for saving the animal: 1st – take the blood of another cat, or 2nd – use dog’s blood.
Miss Edwards decided to call her friend, who had a black Labrador dog named Masi and asked her for help. The woman agreed without hesitation. Masi “donated” 120 milliliters of blood to Rory, and within a few hours, the cat felt noticeably better.
“He just came to life,” Kim says, rejoicing.
Now the handsome red-haired cat feels well and is on the mend. “He has become an ordinary healthy and cheerful cat,” says its owner.
This unusual transfusion was made possible because the cat’s body had low levels of antibodies to canine blood, which increased Rory’s chances of survival.
If the donor was a cat, despite the fact that the group of the cat was not identified, Rory could have died. The fact is that most cats have an A blood type, but in New Zealand and Australia, there are animals with type B.