It’s always heartwarming to witness celebrities lending a helping hand to shelter animals, but a recent story stands out as truly remarkable. This tale revolves around a kitten named “Bret Michaels” who became a life-saving hero and caught the attention of his rockstar namesake, leading to a truly happy ending.
On October 17, the Nebraska Humane Society shared an uplifting story about a “hero” dog under their care. They had recently taken in a trio of one-month-old kittens, who were discovered in poor condition, dirty, and infested with fleas.
One of the kittens was in an especially dire state, weak and lethargic, suffering from flea anemia, and urgently in need of a blood transfusion. In an unexpected twist, a 6-year-old husky named Bret Michaels stepped up to save the day and provide the much-needed blood transfusion.
The shelter clarified that they didn’t have the time to determine the cat’s blood type to find a suitable feline donor. Instead, they opted for a remarkable medical procedure called xenotransfusion, where canine blood can be transfused into felines. In this life-saving procedure, the husky, Bret Michaels, donated blood, which ultimately saved the kitten’s life, and the cat is now said to be “on the road to recovery.”
The husky’s selfless act of donating blood to a kitten would have been a heartwarming story on its own, but what followed made it truly extraordinary. As fans of ’80s music undoubtedly know, this heroic husky is named after the rock star Bret Michaels, who is the frontman of the glam metal band Poison.
In a heartwarming turn of events, the real Bret Michaels got wind of the life-saving actions of his canine namesake and found out that the heroic husky was in search of a forever home through adoption.
The “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” singer took immediate action and reached out to the shelter, expressing his desire to adopt the dog. This compassionate gesture from the rock star brought a beautiful and fitting closure to the story.
The Nebraska Humane Society announced the incredible news on October 20: “We can’t wait to see how he thrives in his new home, we just hope it doesn’t get too confusing when someone tells Bret Michaels to fetch!”
The news was also confirmed by Michaels, who shared photos of his beautiful new pet on Facebook. “He’s got everything that says – I’m Bret Michaels A Husky and I’ve been adopted by Bret Michaels The Rockstar,” he wrote.