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Buckeye: His Treatment Answers A Family's Prayers

Our family adopted Buckeye five years ago from the SPCA. He has since become a part of our family.  Buckeye is a very well-tempered canine  who is instantly taken in by any one he meets. Buckeye plays an important part in our family.  My husband is a disabled veteran and over the past few years has fallen on hard times; however Buckeye has been his tried and true friend and companion.  My husband has never had a lonely moment since Buckeye has come into our home.

Three weeks ago Buckeye was diagnosed with lymphoma and only had a few weeks to live without treatment. Not only our immediate family but our extended family and friends were devastated by the news. Without the help we are receiving from Frankie's Friends Charitable Pet Foundation it would be impossible for our family to fund treatment and give him a chance for a longer life.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to Frankie’s Friends and our diligent Doctors who quickly diagnosed and started treatment.

Thank you,

Brady and Dena



Bob Barker: Taking A Bite Out Of Lymphoma

I cannot thank Frankie's Friends enough for the support they have provided me with.  I've worked in the banking field for over 12 years and was first laid off in the first quarter of 2008 and proceeded to be laid off two more times in the past two years and money has never been tighter than it is now. I've had my dog Bob since the day he was born.  I also have his father Romeo and the two of them are great buddies and don't like being apart.  When I first learned of his Lymphoma diagnosis, I think I was in shock.  Animals can't help  themselves and they look to their owners to ensure their health and well being. It made me sick to think my dog may not have a fighting chance because of my current job situation and bad timing.

I want to thank Frankie's friends for giving my dog a fighting chance and we will be in debt to you forever no matter what happens going forward.

Thanks So Much,




Helping Molly Fight Lymphoma

I would like to start off by thanking you so much for giving us a grant towards our dog's chemo treatment for lymphoma. Our dog is a golden retriever named Molly, who will be nine years old this month. We got Molly when she was eight-weeks-old and she has been a  joy ever since. When she was about six months old, my husband taught her to get the newspaper and she's been getting it ever since; no matter how heavy it is she will bring it to him. Then he taught her to get the mail from the mailman who puts a rubber band around the mail so it doesn't fall over, he even has the substitute mailmen do the same thing.

In May of 2008, we took Molly to the emergency vet, who sent us to a specialist for her lungs. She had Pulmonary Bolla (Pneumothorax), which she survived, thanks to the wonderful facility we took her to. In April of 2009, we took Molly to our vet, Dr. Michael Canfield who spotted a melanoma under her tongue. He recommended Dr. Curtis Kane of Florida Veterinarian Specialists, who gave her four radiation treatments. Fortunately she did very well. In June 2010 we took Molly to our vet for her check-up and he found she had lymphoma. We took her back to Dr. Kane, who confirmed it. She is still undergoing treatment.

As of this date, we have spent $19,000.00 for various reasons on Molly. Frankie's Friends helping us makes our life a lot easier knowing we are receiving help for our terrific dog, Molly.

God Bless Frankie's Friends, Dr. Curtis Kane and Dr. Michael Canfield for their special caring of animals.

Very truly yours,

Judythe & Arthur Unfricht