During the “Dog Days of Summer,” we examined America’ stories through its dogs. You’ll be amazed by stories about the dogs of 9-11, the first seeing eye dog in the U.S., and how the K-9 corps of World War II was made up of people’s pets.
As a veterinarian and hematologist, Dodds knew that blood donated by greyhounds is compatible with most dog blood types, so her first effort involved rescuing dogs who were being retired from racetracks. The usual process for Hemopet is to keep the dog as a blood donor for about a year, during which the blood drawn can be offered to veterinarians nationwide to save the lives of other animals. When the dog has been with them for 12-18 months, they then find good homes for them.