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, I am so glad that you guys provided us help with your financial assistance. You guys really helped my family and my barely four month old puppy. This was an emergency that we didn’t see coming so we weren’t exactly prepared with the money. Although it was a few rough hours, we sat tight and you guys took care of Paris and she is feeling better compared to last night. Paris broke two bones in her leg luckily you guys help us to put it in a splint and […]
I cannot begin to thank every one at Frankie’s Friends for their generosity and kindness in helping me with the cost of Midnight (Missy’s) chemotherapy. When Missy was diagnosed with advanced lymphoma I was is complete disbelief. Just the week before I had to put my 12 year old sheltie, Kassie, to sleep for an inoperable tumor in her chest. I just kept thinking, I had done every thing a pet owner should do, regular vet visits, heartworm prevention, flea control, good food and lots of love, so how could this be happening? When Missy and […]
We are overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of those at the Zeus Varis Fund for the grant you have given us. You have made it possible for us to treat our sweet, affectionate, clever dog Molly. It is a huge relief to know that she has a chance to live a longer, healthy life and that we can hope to share many more years with Molly wh makes us laugh and happy every day. We adopted her 5 years ago. When we saw her at the shelter she was […]
I wanted to extend my sincere thanks to Frankie’s Friends for helping to save the life of my French Bulldog, Beignet. Somehow, weeks earlier, sneaky Beignet managed to eat a peach and the pit remained in her system for weeks. Around July 31st, she was not her usual friendly and spunky self. I took her to Blue Pearl when she wouldn’t stop vomiting. X-rays didn’t reveal the problem and exploratory surgery was needed. I walked into Blue Pearl with $250 in my bank account which took care of the initial […]
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!!
Dear Zeus-Varis Fund, I am writing to express our thanks for the generous funding you and Frankie’s Friends have provided our cat Samantha. Words cannot even express what the Zeus-Varis Fund and Frankie’s Friends have done for Samantha and my family. Your work is truly remarkable. When we found out Samantha needed surgery, we were heartbroken. She is only five. We rescued her; at least that is what we thought. As time went on we have begun to think we may have got that wrong and perhaps in fact she […]
Thank you so much for your help. Willie was just short of three years old when he contracted lymphoma. While Willie is not technically a rescue dog, I am his second owner due to his first owner’s problems in properly caring for him. Of course, every dog owner has the best pooch in the world, and I am no exception. Willie is smart, handsome, obedient (most of the time), popular with other dogs, playful, athletic, and the most affectionate male dog I have ever known. He has a number of […]
Thank you for your help in joining the crew who paid for my surgery. I feel pretty awful right now but I know that eventually I will be out chasing birds again. My human is trying hard to keep me safe but I wish that she would stop bugging me with medicine and making me bend my knees. They hurt! Yours in recuperation Penelope Persephone Phoenix
I want to express my gratitude for the help we have received from this amazing foundation Frankie’s Friends. Mindy is a very special pet to us. She’s more than just a pet she is a part of the union which makes our family. When we adopted our little girl Kylie, we decided to get her a best friend as we were moving to a new state, from Massachusetts to Florida. So we got Mindy. Boy have they had fund these past 6 months! They have the same energy, and Kylie, […]
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 […]