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.”
They also previewed their Mutt Ado About Nothing fundraiser, Thursday (September 22nd) at 6:00pm at Georgetown Ballroom.
The dog's owner almost had the animal euthanized because she couldn't afford the $5,000 surgery bill. A national pet charity, Frankie's Friends, agreed to help and within less than 24 hours raised the money.
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.
Danielle Martin, Executive Director of Frankie's Friends interviewed on WTSP for Seminole Heights fundraiser, "The Pup Crawl."
You will not only get a fantastic, colorful votive for that empty spot on your shelf, you’ll help Frankie’s Friends provide assistance to pet owners who need help getting medical care for their pets.
Frankie’s Friends has been selected as the glassybaby Dog Days of Summer giving partner with 10% of all online sales during the month of August donated to Frankie’s Friends to help pets in need.