Hair metal good guy Bret Michaels is adopting a six-year-old short-haired good boy husky also named Bret Michaels after the dog earned some internet fame for being the lynchpin in helping save a kitten’s life.
Bret Michaels (the dog) gained some internet notoriety after he ended up having the perfect blood type needed to save a young stray cat that was battling flea anemia, which meant it was so ridden with fleas that its blood count was dangerously low. As a result of his patience with handlers during the successful transfusion, the Nebraska Humane Society, which is where he called home for the last few weeks, said he deserved a “round of ap-paws.”
“Since Bret had bloodwork done just the other day, our vets knew he was a good candidate to donate. Soon after the first round of transfusion, little man started showing signs of improvement. He had a sleepover with one of our vets and now he’s resting with his siblings.
“A round of ap-paws for Bret Michaels for being such a calm and brave boy, and to our vet team for their quick thinking.”
Apparently, it only took a couple days for the story to reach Bret Michaels (the human) and his team. According to Bret Michaels’ (the dog) handlers, a representative of the vocalist said he wanted to adopt the dog after hearing his “amazing story.”
While speaking with local news outlet KMTV, Alec Rose, digital marketing manager at Nebraska Humane Society said the Bret Michaels (both of ’em) should be a perfect fit for one another, since the Poison frontman has past experience with huskies and German shephers, which can be a pretty similar dog breed.
As the news broke out, Bret Michaels (the human) told People that he was excited to meet “Bret Jr.” Especially having just lost his 14-year-old German shepherd Phoenix earlier this year.
“I could not have been more touched and more honored to adopt Bret Michaels the husky, knowing that he gave blood to save the life of a kitten. I could not work fast enough to adopt this husky and extend the awesome quality of little Bret Jr.’s life.
“So this story brought a smile back into my family’s life,” Bret told People. “I work diligently with my family and many people to save and improve the lives of many pets. We have always donated to incredible pet drives and charities, and will continue to [home] Bret Jr., who … has now found a loving family that also includes our two rescue shepherds, Nova and Draco.”
So there you have it. When he’s not avoiding bitterness all the time or being insanely generous to Mötley Crüe for their stadium tour performances, he’s out here saving stray dogs that just so happen to have his name.
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