Dear Dr. Agnes Varis, I would like to thank you very much for the grant from the Zeus Varis Fund and Frankie's Friends that helped fund my dog Chino's surgery. Chino had multiple masses on his skin removed which were mast cell tumors.

If it wasn't for my vet, Dr. Mann at Brooklyn Cares, who called and told me to contact Frankie's Friends to see if I qualified for help from the Zeus Varis Fund, I don't know what I would've done.  I'm very grateful to Bonni, who set Chino up at the NYC Veterinary Specialists Hospital with Dr. Kyles. I would not have been able to afford the surgery that Chino needed otherwise. Your gift made it possible for the tumors to be removed and allowed Chino to be with his family a lot longer. I can't tell you how grateful I am to not have had to make another decision just because I could not afford the surgery.

Chino is doing very well and is getting lots of rest. I know he can't wait to be out and about. Once again, giving thanks to you, Dr. Varis, and all who took part in helping me get Chino's surgery.


Manuel M. and Chino