Dogs can help save the lives of other canines, and get a free health check at the same time, at a blood donor event this weekend.
The Pet Blood Bank is coming to the Retired Greyhound Trust kennels in Marshland St James on Sunday, February 28.
The blood donor bank will open at about 10am and run until mid-afternoon, and is open to all breeds of dog.
All doggy donors will receive a toy, a pet blood bank bandana and food, and will also get a free organ check-up.
Barbara Townsend, who runs the kennels, said the organ check can be invaluable.
“One of my own dogs had a check-up when he gave blood at two-years-old, and it picked up the first sign of a liver problem,” she said.
She also said each blood donation will help to save the lives of four other dogs.
Anyone who wants to bring their dog to the donor event is asked to contact the Pet Blood Bank in advance on 01509 232222 to book a slot.
Dogs have to be aged between one and eight, weigh 25 kilos or more, must be vaccinated and not on any medication.