Frankie was a beautiful greyhound, cherished by the DeBartolo family of Tampa, Florida. In addition to endowing the foundation with Frankie DeBartolo’s name, the foundation is endowed with her boundless spirit and vitality.
H/3 Foundation’s support will allow Frankie’s Friends to provide financial assistance to families who cannot afford the full cost of veterinary treatment through a number of different programs: the National Frankie’s Friends Fund, the Hope Funds and the newly-established Bond’s Fund.
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Her 9-month-old red nosed pit bull named Paco was the first to spot the snake, but his older "brother," a 3-year-old pit bull named Slayer, quickly stepped in to help.
Butt’s grandchildren, 1-year-old Mallory and 3-year-old Zayden, were inches from the snake, and were not harmed, thanks to the quick action of her dogs. The canines, however, both suffered venomous bites.
"I know my dogs are heroes and without a doubt saved the lives of my grandchildren," Butt said. "They are too small to have fought something off like that. If they had gotten bit I'm 100 percent sure they wouldn't have survived."
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“I’m just overwhelmed with gratitude to Blue Pearl and Frankie’s Friends. I don’t know what I would’ve done without them,” Butt said through tears.
These four-legged heroes can’t wait to be reunited soon.
They’ll go back to defending their home, their garden and the grandchildren who depended on their love and loyalty during a harrowing, and ultimately heartwarming, life-saving moment.
Thanks to the quick fundraising efforts from animal rescue group, Frankie’s Friends, that’s exactly what happened. Through the organization, money was raised to help pay for extensive, expensive life-saving treatment. “Pets are truly part of the family, and in this case, they proved that to every extent possible,” said Danielle Martin.
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The 160 behatted-supporters circled a Bloody Mary bar and silent auction, then enjoyed Sunday brunch at Eddie V's at tables adorned with Alice in Wonderland figurines and flower-filled teapots.
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Just when you think you've seen it all, an event pops up in your Facebook newsfeed called Yoga with Cats. Okay, so we've seen goat yoga before, but...meOW, this one is new!
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"I decided that this would be a fantastic opportunity, to give back to people that need that, 'cause I know I've been in that situation," said one participant.
TODAY.COM : When a fire started, the other dog quickly escaped. Scooby did not, and he suffered serious burns. Scooby came to BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Blaine, Minnesota — where his vet bills were covered by Frankie's Friends, a nonprofit that helps with the cost of medical care when a pet's family is unable to pay for crucial treatment.
The quiet pup has spent a week recuperating at Blue Pearl Animal Hospital in Blaine, but will need surgery to remove his damaged ears. His owners are unable to cover his extensive care due to financial difficulties, so a national charity known as Frankie's Friends has kicked off a fundraising drive to pay for Scooby's expensive surgeries and ongoing care.
"This is my gift," she said with a smile, holding Ruby close. "Getting her through is my gift."