Dog's blood donation saves fellow canine's life

A doggy reunion between a canine and the pooch it saved through a blood donation has taken place.

Cocker spaniel Bentley nearly died after eating rat poison, but survived after receiving a blood transfusion from Alex the greyhound.

Their reunion was made possible by Leicestershire-based Pet Blood Bank UK, the only charity that provides a canine blood bank service for vets across the country.

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