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What is Bond’s Fund?

Bond’s Fund was created by the H/3 Foundation, in partnership with Frankie’s Friends, with a simple goal in mind — to provide companion animals and their families with the resources to access the best eye care and ophthalmology services.

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Why Did H/3 Start Bond’s Fund?

“Bond’s Fund” got its name from a gentle, male black tuxedo cat named “Bond.” Bond was found in a dumpster when he was 14 years old with a number of health complications, some of which led to a serious eye condition. But because he was fortunate enough to be able to receive specialized treatment, Bond lived out his remaining years in comfort.

Because many families do not have access to the same specialists or financial good fortune that Bond had, we established Bond’s Fund in partnership with Frankie’s Friends. The Fund assists families willing to provide caring homes for animals with access to high-quality veterinary eye care.

How Can Bond Help Your Dog, Cat or Other Companion Animal?

Bond’s Fund, managed by Frankie’s Friends, provides grants to assist with the cost of specialty eye care for pets whose families cannot afford the full cost of treatment. Financial support may be given to families who demonstrate requisite financial need and whose pets would have a good prognosis for long-term recovery to a normal quality of life.

Bond’s Fund financial assistance is used specifically for the treatment of ophthalmic conditions, and does not cover primary or preventative care, diagnostic testing, the initial exam, or ongoing monthly medications. Bond’s Fund may assist with the cost of treatment either for inherited conditions, including cataracts or glaucoma, or for acquired ones caused by trauma or infections.

If you are interested in applying for assistance from Bond’s Fund, you will need to have your pet seen and assessed by a licensed veterinary ophthalmologist. To find a licensed veterinary ophthalmologist in your area, click HERE.



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A BOND FUND HAPPY TAIL!

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Chance is a 6 year old pit bull who suffers from aggressive cataracts as a result of his diabetes. He's being treated by an ophthalmologist at the Animal Eye Institute in Norwood, Ohio. His family is on social security and isn't able to afford the cost of Chance's surgery, in addition to his monthly insulin injections.

When you read through Chance's rescue story and the words of gratitude from his family you will know that together we truly are changing Chance's life for the better.

Chance's family said:

Chance woke up July 10th and could not see. We took him to our vet and she sent us immediately to the Animal Eye Institute. The doctor said he had aggressive cataracts in both eyes that was causing his blindness. If he has the cataracts removed with surgery and Lens implants he can regain his sight.

My wife and I receive SSI benefits once a month and we also have a daughter who will be starting back to school in August. We pay our monthly bills but do not have any money to spare. Chance was diagnosed with diabetes and his monthly insulin and syringes are $80.00. Our daughter will need school supplies and clothes to return to school. The Animal Eye Institute is 2 1/2 hours from where we live but it is the closest facility with an ophthalmologist so we have the extra gas expense.

We do not know how to begin to thank the Bond’s Fund and the donors that make this fund possible. We would like to tell you about Chance and why this gift meant so much to all of us. Chance came into our lives about 6 years ago he had been chained and locked in a dark basement because he was owned by a dog fighter. His owner went to jail and the owners family was giving away all of the dogs. We were driving by and saw the sign free dogs, we stopped and Chance walked right up to us so I guess you could say he picked us. It was just by “Chance” we were driving through that neighborhood when he found us so that is where his name comes from. He has over come so much in his life but the one thing he could not get past is his fear of the dark, we are sure it comes from being chained and locked in the dark basement but it has never really been a problem because we always leave the lights on for him so he is never in the dark and afraid. The first thing we thought when he could not see was he was in darkness and for the first time there was nothing we could do to help him. Giving Chance his sight back is so much more than than just improving his quality of life, it gives him his life back without fear so he never has to be in the dark again. I hope this helps you to understand why this gift has meant so much to us. Thank You again for everything you do and for helping Chance to start living his life again without fear.
— Chance's Family