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After being homeless for 9 months, Ace and his family were moving into a home today
when he slipped out the door and was hit by a car.

Please help Ace! 


Just when things started looking up for the Bendixen family, disaster struck their beloved dog. A series of unfortunate events rendered Mr. and Mrs. Bendixen, their son Asher, and their dog, Ace, homeless in Utah for the last nine months. They were recently able to secure employment and today they were moving into their new home, starting a new chapter in their lives. Unfortunately during the commotion of the move, their 5 year old dog, Ace, slipped through the door and was tragically hit by a car. 

Ace suffered abrasions and multiple fractures to the femoral bone in his back leg, requiring surgery and amputation to allow him to return to a normal life again. Ace is awaiting treatment at BluePearl Veterinary Hospital in Midvale, UT but needs your help to pay for this urgent surgery. The family spent every dollar they had to secure housing, leaving them unable to afford the surgery necessary to help Ace, who also provides emotional companionship for their son who suffers from severe depression. 

Dr. Stockhill, the ER Surgeon overseeing Ace's case says that his prognosis is great with amputation, stating, "he is such a super sweet baby, this family really deserves a break." 

Frankie's Friends is asking for your help to relieve the burden this family is facing. Will you please donate today so that Ace can have the surgery necessary to live a normal life, in his new home, with his loving family again? 


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Rebecca Russell-Gootee, Regional Development Director | 813.549.6978


Virginia Piper, Regional Development Director | 888.237.6913


Lisa Bricker, Director of Development, National | 888.465.PETS | 813.682.1346 ext. 567 Tampa