The officer immediately went to his patrol car and retrieved a first aide kit made especially for K9 officers. Bergman received the kit and two hours of training from a group called “Frankie’s Friends” teaching him how to treat wounds.
“The curriculum, the training, the program, we worked with licensed veterinarians to be able to put together the training course,” said Danielle Martin with “Frankie’s Friends”.
“I knew I had to act,” says Tampa Officer, Tim Bergman. “I went right to the kit provided by Frankie’s Friends and grabbed the towel and use the saline for his eyes,”
Fearing for his life, Officer Bergman shot the suspect, wounding him.
Monday morning, as the pair returned to work, they met with the head of Frankie's Friends, an organization that provides first aid training and first aid kits to k-9 officers.
Dr. Margaret Phillips, along with Frankie’s Friends and the Zander Family Foundation, raised more than $60,000 for the machines, which are used to treat a range of serious ailments including kidney failure, heart disease and poisoning. It will be the only dialysis unit for pets in Tennessee, northern Alabama and Kentucky.
What started as a carefree summer day turned into a challenging six-month mystery. Cuddy seemed in pain, but had no visible wounds. Her neck swelled up, but nothing showed up on X-rays. A fever came and went. An abscess developed that came back again and again. Dr. Andrew Jackson of BluePearl Veterinary Partners with the stick he removed from Cuddy. Thankfully, the mystery was solved this week after Cuddy was brought to BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in Eden Prairie.
“I can finally breath,” Knight said. “I’ve got my baby home. She’s not totally out the woods, but she’s home. Nice and comfortable.”
Frankie's Friends is a non-profit that helps families like the Leynes. Through donations, the group provides fund for families facing pet emergencies. The group has helped more than 2,000 families over the years.
RENTON, Wash. - Some pets are getting a new 'leash on life' thanks to a charity helping pet owners pay for expensive surgeries.
Frankie's Friends came to the rescue, when Kayla Doty's dog Lanie, needed emergency surgery for eating some of Doty's clothes.
“We just fell in love with Roxie’s sweet face the moment we saw her,” said Danielle Martin, Executive Director of Frankie’s Friends. “Cases such as these are the reason our group exists. We’re so happy we’re able to help Roxie and ensure she has many more years with her loving family.”
Virginia Piper from Frankie's Friends, and emergency veterinarian, Dr. Peter Hetrick, shared more about the organization's work, including emergency surgery to help save a dog named Lanie.
They also previewed their Mutt Ado About Nothing fundraiser, Thursday (September 22nd) at 6:00pm at Georgetown Ballroom.
The dog's owner almost had the animal euthanized because she couldn't afford the $5,000 surgery bill. A national pet charity, Frankie's Friends, agreed to help and within less than 24 hours raised the money.
Roxie was rushed to BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital. After examining the X-ray, doctors quickly realized surgery would be necessary if Roxie were to survive. But the estimated cost, about $5,000, was more than Hudson could afford. That’s when national pet charity, Frankie’s Friends, stepped in to help raise funds on Roxie’s behalf. The organization provides financial assistance to families with pets who need life-saving care.
Danielle Martin, Executive Director of Frankie's Friends interviewed on WTSP for Seminole Heights fundraiser, "The Pup Crawl."
The Pup Crawl is scheduled for Saturday, August 27, from 4-8 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit Frankie’s Friends, a charitable pet foundation that provides financial assistance to families with pets who need lifesaving care. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online HERE.
You will not only get a fantastic, colorful votive for that empty spot on your shelf, you’ll help Frankie’s Friends provide assistance to pet owners who need help getting medical care for their pets.
Frankie’s Friends has been selected as the glassybaby Dog Days of Summer giving partner with 10% of all online sales during the month of August donated to Frankie’s Friends to help pets in need.
While our heart is broken as a result of this terrible accident, we are hopeful that we can make a difference in Zephyr's life the way he has for the patients he visits in Palms of Pasadena hospital.
Will you help to save Zephyr?
From midnight to 11:59 p.m. on May 3, Tampa Bay area residents are encouraged to participate in Give Day Tampa Bay, a 24-hour, online giving event designed to increase philanthropy in the Tampa Bay area and raise awareness of the work local nonprofits do in the community. Watch Danielle Martin, Frankie's Friends Executive Director speak about how Frankie's Friends saves pets' lives.
The Cromans have made generous donations to the national charity Frankie’s Friends, which pays for life-saving or life-enhancing care for pets, for families who cannot afford the full cost of treatment.
Thank you so much for helping Lucy. This is the biggest blessing ever.
“We’re just so grateful,” Jones said. “I don’t know what we would have done without their help.” The surgery, performed Saturday night, was a success. By Sunday afternoon, King was reunited with Jones and the rest of her family.