Every rose has its thorn … just like every dog has its day … Well, maybe the song doesn’t go quite like that, but a dog by the name of Bret Michaels just had its day when he was adopted by Poison frontman Bret Michaels.
On Tuesday (October 17th), the Nebraska Humane Society shared a story on Facebook about Bret Michaels the dog, in which it was reported that the 6-year-old husky donated blood to an ailing month-old kitten through a procedure known as a xenotransfusion that allows canine blood to be transfused into felines.
The post, in part read, “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. Little [kitten] is now on the road to recovery, and Bret Michaels is waiting patiently for his forever family!”
Turns out Bret Michaels, the rocker, caught wind of the story, and gave the Nebraska Human Society a call. On Friday (October 20th), the animal shelter posted the following update to Facebook:
“We’ve got an AWESOME update to share with you all about the fabulous Bret Michaels. As you remember, Mr. Michaels here recently helped save the life of a kitten in need. Well, word got around to THE Bret Michaels who loved the story and wanted to chat with us. One phone call later and guess who’s gonna be living the rock star life from here on out? That’s right! Bret Michaels (the man) is adopting Bret Michaels (the dog)! 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!”
In a statement to People, the “Look What the Cat Dragged In” singer said, “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.”
Michaels, the man, also revealed that his family had lost their 14-year-old German shepherd named Phoenix earlier this year. He added, “So this story brought a smile back into my family’s life. 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.”
Alec Rose, the digital marketing manager for the Nebraska Humane Society, told KMTV, “Bret Michaels the human has experience with huskies, and he’s a big fan of them. He’s got German shepherds too and they can be pretty similar, so right off the bat he was interested in taking him home.”
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Kudos to both incarnations of Bret Michaels for their heroic efforts. The human Bret Michaels’ “Parti-Gras 2023” tour extends through the end of the year, with tickets available here.
See the Nebraska Humane Society’s Facebook posts below.