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Hero Labrador has saved over 100 canine lives by doing something incredible

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We think of dogs as simply being man's best friend. But there are some very special dogs, like Stumpy the Labrador, devoted to saving the lives of their fellow canines.

By Zoë Monk

Published on the 14/02/2020, 11:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:32


Stumpy is a handsome 9-year-old Labrador. But he is more than just good looks.



Posted by Pet Blood Bank UK on Tuesday, August 5, 2014

This canine champion has saved the lives of an incredible 120 other dogs by donating his blood.

Tops the charts

After making his 30th blood donation, Stumpy has been crowned Pet Blood Bank UK's highest blood donating dog.

He was originally going to be a guide dog, but because of issues with his legs, he wasn't able to continue on the guide dog programme. But Stumpy found a new way to help others.


Look at this good boy ? Stumpy recently donated for the 27th time at Broad Lane Vets Coventry, which means he has helped to save the lives of up to 108 other dogs! What a superstar ??

Posted by Pet Blood Bank UK on Sunday, June 23, 2019

His donations are even more valuable because he has a negative blood type. His blood can be given to any dog who needs an emergency blood transfusion.

Doggy donors

While Stumpy will soon be retiring from blood donating, Pet Blood Bank UK is appealing for other generous dogs to donate. They are particularly interested in:

Every single donation of blood can save the life of up to four canines. Doggy donors just need to be in good health, aged one to eight and weigh over 25kg. Don't worry, donating blood won't hurt your precious pup. A local anaesthetic cream is put on the vein, so your dog won't feel anything.

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