Yes. This exists. Apparently. Who knew?
Well, Gene Weingarten knew. At the closing of his chat today he posted this call to action:
Molly’s veterinary clinic, one of the largest in the Washington area, is running low on cat and dog blood. They desperately need donors. They are the VCA Veterinary Referral clinic, at 500 Perry Parkway, in Gaithersburg.
The deal is, you call em up and make a free appointment for your dog or cat. They will do a general exam and take bloodwork, and if your animal qualifies, it goes on a donor list for future lifesaving calls, on a case by case basis.
Call Adrian M-Th from 6 am to 4pm, to set up an initial appointment. 301 926 3300
Yay! Do it. Your pet will be grateful.
He later tweeted: “If your pet is chosen as a donor, you get a free annual exam & heartworm pills!”
I wouldn’t start taking my pet to an out-of-the-way clinic for this, but if you’re already in the Gaithersburg area and your pet isn’t too wigged out by the vet it certainly seems like a good deed with some positive payoff. Above and beyond the good karma, that is.