The Sunday before Thanksgiving, Gem’s 29-year-old owner died of a bacterial infection. His neighbor and friend, Lauren Glick, took in Gem (right), who is a long-time pal of Lauren’s dog, Tiggie (left). But now this family formed from tragedy has a new ordeal to overcome: Gem was just diagnosed with lymphoma. Read the full, heart-warming story in the 12/27/2009 NY Post. Frankie’s Friends’ Cure Canine Lymphoma project and the Zeus Varis Fund are joining with NY Post readers to pay for Gem’s cancer treatment.  To help with the cost of treatment for Gem, please write in the donation form, “For Gem” or “For Gem or for the next pet in need.” Like all gifts to Franki'es Friends, your gift will be tax deductible.

Thank you … and a very happy, pet-healthy new year!