Hemopet Asks for Help to Avoid a Canine Blood Shortage Crisis
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The underlying agenda of the animal activists is to ultimately block Hemopet access to greyhounds deemed unsuitable for the racing industry. For nearly 30 years, Hemopet has been receiving greyhounds not suitable for racing, caring for them, having them donate a pediatric unit of blood for about 12 months, and then adopting them as family companions in the surrounding community. This has become the essential blood supply for nearly 40% of the U.S. veterinary needs for emergency animal blood services. This type of closed-colony program for commercial animal blood banks is legally mandated by the State of California. Everyone has supported this essential veterinary need, and Hemopet greyhounds receive the best care and outcome as family companions. However, the animal activists have now politically pressured the National Greyhound Association (NGA) to stop allowing their members to send greyhounds to us.
If Hemopet can no longer receive greyhounds unsuitable for the racing industry, pets needing blood therapy are likely to be seriously compromised, and can even die.
Please help Hemopet continue this vital critical care canine blood supply and services.
Hemopet encourages the community to urgently write to the NGA to express support for their continued relationship with Hemopet to ensure that this blood service is available throughout the U.S. Emails can be addressed to:
Jim Gartland, Executive Director
National Greyhound Association
Express the essential need for this life saving canine blood service, and community support of the NGA for their past contributions to the program and request that they continue to be a part of the system to ensure the health of pets in the U.S.
Blatantly false animal activism should never succeed, especially when the lives of animals in need of blood products and services for medical care are at risk.
W. Jean Dodds, DVM