Tampa officer and K-9 return to work after attack

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Tampa officer and K-9 return to work after attack

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.

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Tampa Police K9 officer and his dog return to duty after life threatening incident

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Tampa Police K9 officer and his dog return to duty after life threatening incident

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”.

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Tampa K9 officer back at work after being doused with acid

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Tampa K9 officer back at work after being doused with acid

“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.

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MINNESOTA:  Veterinarian solves medical mystery, discovers hidden reason dog could not heal

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MINNESOTA: Veterinarian solves medical mystery, discovers hidden reason dog could not heal

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.

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Virginia Beach Dog Has Bigger Eyes Than Stomach

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Virginia Beach Dog Has Bigger Eyes Than Stomach

Roxie was rushed to BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital. After examining the X-ray, doctors quickly realized surgery would be necessary if Roxie were to survive. But the estimated cost, about $5,000, was more than Hudson could afford. That’s when national pet charity, Frankie’s Friends, stepped in to help raise funds on Roxie’s behalf. The organization provides financial assistance to families with pets who need life-saving care.

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Frankie's Friends on WTSP NEWS Live Speaking About Give Day Tampa Bay

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Frankie's Friends on WTSP NEWS Live Speaking About Give Day Tampa Bay

From midnight to 11:59 p.m. on May 3, Tampa Bay area residents are encouraged to participate in Give Day Tampa Bay, a 24-hour, online giving event designed to increase philanthropy in the Tampa Bay area and raise awareness of the work local nonprofits do in the community. Watch Danielle Martin, Frankie's Friends Executive Director speak about how Frankie's Friends saves pets' lives.

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