A VET’S practice in Farlington is appealing for cat owners to help boost blood stocks.
The Sanctuary Veterinary Centre says that, while there is a national blood bank for dogs, fresh donations are needed for every cat transfusion.
Now the practice wants to set up a donor register for cats in the Portsmouth area. Donors must be under eight years old, and weigh more than 4kg.
Amanda Bunting, from the practice, said: ‘Anybody who feels their cat may be a suitable donor should give the surgery a call to arrange free blood typing and a health check.’
To find out more about the scheme, contact Sanctuary on (023) 9237 6274.