Happy ‘Tails’ of Pets You Have Helped
While many charitable organizations provide care for wildlife, strays, abused animals, or relinquished and abandoned pets, few exist for the large number of pets whose loving and responsible families cannot afford the cost of life-saving care. Your gift to Frankie’s Friends assists families who demonstrate substantial financial need and whose pets, with treatment, have a good prognosis for long-term recovery to a normal quality of life.
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Families that have received grants from Frankie’s Friends have given us permission to share these stories with you. Thanks for giving these families more good time with their furry family members.
Dear Frankie’s Friends and Zeus Varis Foundation, At this time, I would like to thank you for the grant and financial assistance awarded me for the care and welfare of my cat, Queenie. I only adopted Queenie last year from the ASPCA and she is such a great companion. Living alone in a big city is very intimidating but not when she is around. Queenie protects the house and meows a mile a minute. Before Frankie’s Friends stepped in, I had exhausted all my options for obtaining financial assistance from funders […]
Desert is a unique dog, to say the least. Born with a broken tail that curves around in the shape of a question mark, he is blind (the result of a congenital defect) and his favorite food is a ripe banana. He sleeps on his back, paws propped against the closest wall or doorway, where he is often found “impeding traffic” as his human mom says. Regardless of being unique, he’s loved immensely by his family. So when a routine checkup led to a diagnosis of multicentric lymphoma—a common canine […]
Vinny was recently treated at BluePearl veterinary offices. He had a blockage in his intestines and the surgery was going to cost too much and this non-profit organization has helped in the greatest deal possible. Vinny (which is short for Vincent Van Gogh-Cat because he is missing part of his ear) is my best friend and I don’t know where I would be without him. He has been by my side for a year a half now and I couldn’t bear to be without him. Thank you again for everything […]
I lived in France, in Paris. I left my family, my friends, and my career to live on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean … in New York. I left everything except for my cat Mona. We have shared our lives together for 5 years and even in the name of love I could not abandon her or live without her as she is my hairy alter ego. I love her infinitely. Mona fell through the window. If Frankie’s Friends didn’t exist I would not be able to take care of my cat. […]
“Baby” and I would like to say thank you for your love and support. I had Baby since she was a kitten and it scared me to death to know that she was very sick. I took her to Blue Pearl Emergency Vet Hospital and explained the situation. Knowing my financial problems, they didn’t turn us away and took us in with open arms. I knew that my baby was in the best of care. I am so grateful for your time and effort to help Baby get well. Now […]
Jax Gets New Leash on Life Thanks to Frankie’s Friends Jax, our 16-week old Australian Shepherd puppy, was a spur of the moment addition to our family. We had talked at length about a therapy dog for my daughter who was born with a seizure disorder, so I finally decided to just do it and went with her on my day off to pick out our new family addition. Jax and my daughter were instant friends. He took to her the minute they met. Once home, he became sort of […]
SWEET SAVIOR Xena’s Story Xena, a 12-year old chow chow mix,came into her humanmom’s life by chance, but quickly became a best friend, protector, comforter and joyful companion. While out of town visiting her terminally ill father, she learned that Xena stopped eating and began vomiting. Xena had a painful condition where the gallbladder becomes obstructed and can rupture. Surgery was needed and with treatment Xena could expect a full recovery. Unfortunately, Xena’s mom did not have the resources to afford this vital treatment. “I was heartbroken. I had been […]
I would like to thank the people at Frankie’s Friends for helping me when my back was up against the wall trying to figure out how to pay my baby Prince Emergency Hospital bill. Prince came into the hospital pale and close to being gone. He was diagnosed Anemia and also an infection that was taken over her bright personality. It was an emotinal time for me and finance is not what I have secure right now. I am glad that Frankie’s Friends chosed to help both me and Prince. I am forever […]
Without your assistance I would have had to put Opey down. It’s really that simple. Frankie’s Friends wasn’t just helpful, they were one of the main trusses in a support system that saved my little buddy’s life. He is a young boy with at least 10 years of life ahead of him. You helped give him a full life. I cannot tell you how grateful we are!!
At just four pounds, Jojo, a 3½-year-old Chihuahua, is proof that tremendous love comes in small packages. Far from the stereotypical little dog with a big attitude, Jojo is an even-tempered sweetheart who loves to explore outdoors and sticks to her family like glue. When the little dog started acting out of sorts and then stopped eating, her family became worried. Given the severity of symptoms, Jojo’s primary veterinarian referred her to BluePearl Georgia Veterinary Specialists where she was found to be septic–her body dangerously inflamed from an infection. An […]
Thank you for helping me with funding for my family member “Rain” who has been in my family since he was two months old. I don’t know what I would have done without your help. Rain means the world to me and my family. There is not a day that goes by that my six-year old plays dress-up and has a tea party with Rain… and one-on-one talks. Words cannot express how I’m feeling. I just can’t stop crying knowing that Rain will receive the help that he needs. I would […]
Frankie’s Friends, Where do I start? Almost six years ago my husband and I welcomed a new family member into our lives. He was a 38lb ball of fluff that would change our lives forever and his name was Bruno. It was love at first sight and a relationship that we knew would grow into something special. We both knew that we would have challenges and expense’s that were going to be double what most would pay because he was going to be big. What we did not know is that we […]
In all of my life I never thought something as beautiful as babies could go so wrong. I have a Chihuahua mix Nola who had just given birth and a few days later I just returned home from work to find her clinging to life. I rushed her to my local veterinarian Kivisto Vet. After some tests it was revealed Nola needed surgery to remove her uterus and ovaries. She was already very low on blood so she needed specialty care at BluePearl Veterinary Hospital, her bill was not going […]
Dear Frankie’s Friends, It’s been a few weeks since Gizmo’s surgery and since then I have been trying to figure out how to put into words how grateful my family and I are for all you have done for us. I honestly cannot put into words how we truly feel and how appreciative we are. Not only was Frankie’s Friends amazing but our wonderful surgeon, Dr. Greensburg from Blue Pearl Emergency Center, as well as Mary Santibeñes for comforting us during a frightening time in our life. I knew Gizmo […]
Sasha’s Story An Atlanta metro area rescue, Sasha came to her family as a small, lovable ball of fluff. Today, she’s a significantly larger but just as lovable fluffy companion—an intelligent, Alaskan malamute mix with a passion for splashing about in water and a lot of tricks up her sleeve. Diagnosed with epilepsy at about a year old, Sasha had been doing well on medication. Unfortunately, the frequency of her seizures increased, resulting in more than a dozen a day. Her owners were terrified. Fortunately, Frankie’s Friends and BluePearl GVS […]
There are no words to express how grateful I am to Frankie’s Friends for helping to save my dog Rubio’s life. Sunday morning around 12 pm my dog Rubio got out the house. A few minutes later I noticed he wasn’t in the house and when I found him his left had eye popped out. I didn’t know what to do. I knew that I didn’t have enough money to save my dog but I took my dog to the hospital. I was willing to do anything to relieve the […]
Dear Members of the Zeus Varis Fund, My Boston Terrier, Tallulah, has brought more joy into my life than I ever imagined possible. She is truly the best friend I could ever wish for. Her spirit and kind little heart are so apparent to everyone that meets her. I don’t think I’ve met anyone that didn’t fall in love with her. Children and adults alike in my neighborhood always stop to give her a pet, a hug, a kiss. She brings so much joy into the lives of many. When […]
I was thrilled to learn that such a charity exists – as an animal lover whose primary source of income has come from positions in animal conservation (as well as a part time job with a dog daycare/rescue) I agree that charities for pets with loving families are extremely underrepresented and greatly needed. I hadn’t noticed this void until I found myself in the position of needing one. I wish that I was writing you to make a donation, but unfortunately I am on the other side today and am […]
Jazzy Jane is our American Pit Bull Terrier. She became a big part of our family in 2009. Jazzy Jane is the most loving and caring dog. She enjoys walking, riding on the boat and playing with our other three dogs. She lets our three year old son climb on her and pull her tale and she just lays there. Jazzy also like to be under the covers at night. On April 25th 2014 I had noticed that she had discharge. I felt this was not normal so I had […]
Thank you “Frankie and friends.” You helped our family keep our loving coon hound! We found Ash at a flea market in Virginia. He is a mix of walker and blue tick. Here are some things about Ash: He is very playful. Ash checks on our grandkids when they are sleeping. He stays by your side when visiting another household. He knows when someone is coming to the front door. He sees the leash and knows that we are going for walk. Thank you again, because we love Ash.