Together, the doctors pooled funds they receive from Frankie’s Friends, a national charity that provides financial assistance for families with pets who need lifesaving care.
The 160 behatted-supporters circled a Bloody Mary bar and silent auction, then enjoyed Sunday brunch at Eddie V's at tables adorned with Alice in Wonderland figurines and flower-filled teapots.
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Just when you think you've seen it all, an event pops up in your Facebook newsfeed called Yoga with Cats. Okay, so we've seen goat yoga before, but...meOW, this one is new!
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"I decided that this would be a fantastic opportunity, to give back to people that need that, 'cause I know I've been in that situation," said one participant.
TODAY.COM : When a fire started, the other dog quickly escaped. Scooby did not, and he suffered serious burns. Scooby came to BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Blaine, Minnesota — where his vet bills were covered by Frankie's Friends, a nonprofit that helps with the cost of medical care when a pet's family is unable to pay for crucial treatment.
The quiet pup has spent a week recuperating at Blue Pearl Animal Hospital in Blaine, but will need surgery to remove his damaged ears. His owners are unable to cover his extensive care due to financial difficulties, so a national charity known as Frankie's Friends has kicked off a fundraising drive to pay for Scooby's expensive surgeries and ongoing care.
"This is my gift," she said with a smile, holding Ruby close. "Getting her through is my gift."
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Bergman went straight for Indo's medical kit, a donation from Frankie's Friends. The charity equips and trains K-9 officers on what to do in an emergency.
Bergman says the kit helped him treat Indo immediately.
"I grabbed the towel and saline solution and started wiping the blood off his face. I pressed his wound with gauze and that's when I realized it was just from the burn and he didn't have a bullet hole," said Bergman.
The officer immediately went to his patrol car and retrieved a first aide kit made especially for K9 officers. Bergman received the kit and two hours of training from a group called “Frankie’s Friends” teaching him how to treat wounds.
“The curriculum, the training, the program, we worked with licensed veterinarians to be able to put together the training course,” said Danielle Martin with “Frankie’s Friends”.
“I knew I had to act,” says Tampa Officer, Tim Bergman. “I went right to the kit provided by Frankie’s Friends and grabbed the towel and use the saline for his eyes,”
Fearing for his life, Officer Bergman shot the suspect, wounding him.
Monday morning, as the pair returned to work, they met with the head of Frankie's Friends, an organization that provides first aid training and first aid kits to k-9 officers.
Dr. Margaret Phillips, along with Frankie’s Friends and the Zander Family Foundation, raised more than $60,000 for the machines, which are used to treat a range of serious ailments including kidney failure, heart disease and poisoning. It will be the only dialysis unit for pets in Tennessee, northern Alabama and Kentucky.
What started as a carefree summer day turned into a challenging six-month mystery. Cuddy seemed in pain, but had no visible wounds. Her neck swelled up, but nothing showed up on X-rays. A fever came and went. An abscess developed that came back again and again. Dr. Andrew Jackson of BluePearl Veterinary Partners with the stick he removed from Cuddy. Thankfully, the mystery was solved this week after Cuddy was brought to BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in Eden Prairie.
“I can finally breath,” Knight said. “I’ve got my baby home. She’s not totally out the woods, but she’s home. Nice and comfortable.”
Frankie's Friends is a non-profit that helps families like the Leynes. Through donations, the group provides fund for families facing pet emergencies. The group has helped more than 2,000 families over the years.
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Frankie's Friends came to the rescue, when Kayla Doty's dog Lanie, needed emergency surgery for eating some of Doty's clothes.
“We just fell in love with Roxie’s sweet face the moment we saw her,” said Danielle Martin, Executive Director of Frankie’s Friends. “Cases such as these are the reason our group exists. We’re so happy we’re able to help Roxie and ensure she has many more years with her loving family.”