A shelter dog named Prince saved the life of Princess, an anemic stray boxer mix.
Princess was found in a Dallas parking lot and was brought to a veterinarian. The vet said that Princess needed a blood transfusion within 24 hours or she should would most likely die. Princess was half her normal weight.
Because there was no supply of blood on hand, the search began for a donor.
And that’s where Prince enters the story.
This happy 11-month-old shepherd-terrier mix (pictured here) has lived at Operation Kindness, a no-kill animal shelter, for six months and seemed to be the perfect donor.
Jonnie England, the executive director of Operation Kindness, said, “Fortunately, Prince had a lot of good, healthy blood to give and the transfusion worked. She responded immediately. She was a new dog.”
England added, “Since she’s here today because she has Prince’s blood, we settled on [naming her] ‘Princess’. ”
Workers at Operation Kindness said Princess should completely recover, and when she is perfectly healthy again, she will be put up for adoption in a few months.
But Prince, her lifesaver, is still looking for a home.
“Prince is only 11 months old, and he’s been with us since April,” England said. “But God works in mysterious ways. Maybe he was meant to be here for her and have everything go right. Maybe he wasn’t supposed to be adopted until now. Maybe this attention will get him his forever home.”
Prince hasn’t been gloating over the attention though. Instead he simply enjoys eating treats and playing with the other dogs.
Good work, Prince. We hope that you find a loving castle to call home soon.