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Our Grant Philosophy
Franklin’s Friends grants funds to deserving local 501(c)(3) and government animal welfare agencies. Grant applications are rigorously reviewed for veterinary and financial responsibility. We strive to support three pillars of animal welfare: Shelter/Rescue, Spay/Neuter, and Community Education. All funds granted are restricted to the use specified in the grant application.


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Franklin’s Friends accepts grant applications from local 501(c)(3) and government agencies in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Volusia, or Lake Counties year round. Each organization may only apply once per calendar year. We do not donate to breed specific rescues or to individuals. We do not provide grants for the purchase of property or buildings. We will not grant funds to organizations who do not treat heartworm positive dogs according to the American Heartworm Society guidelines unless they are applying for funds to allow them to do so. Any organization receiving a grant from Franklin’s Friends is required to furnish receipts demonstrating how our funds were spent.

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2018 GRANTS

Grant Recipient:

Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida


January 2018

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Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida success stories from their November 2017 grant for the shelter and care of dogs rescued in the state of Florida

“Bella”

Bella

Bella is a middle aged Boston Terrier that was owned by a breeder. She spent her life outside, in the dirt, in a kennel. She was given up because she had a growth on her rear end. She also was heartworm positive and had a mammory tumor and two hernias that required surgery. Luckily her tumors were benign. Bella recovered from surgery in her foster home for a few weeks, then was treated for heartworm. Now, Bella is ready for a home!

 

“Halo”
“Skye”

Halo and Skye

27 breeder dogs were hidden in a back yard in a rural area. Many of the dogs had been debarked to keep neighbors from complaining. Poodle and Pooch reached out to the owner and persuaded him to turn over the dogs. Many of them were deaf because of inbreeding. Halo and Skye, two pups, were also born with microphthalmia which means their eyes never developed properly. They are deaf and blind but they are happy, playful pups. They are bonded so they need a home who want to adopt them together.

 

“Sophia”

Sophia

Sophia was hanging out at a 7-11, blind and begging for food. A kind person took her home and called Poodle and Pooch. She’s about 8 years old and has been diagnosed with SARDS. The good news is that although there is no treatment, this is not a painful condition at all. These dogs are blind and drink and eat more than normal dogs. Sophia is lovely!

 

“Tart”

Tart

Tartis a sweet dog taken in from The Redlands. The Redlands is a rural area in South Florida where people dump their dogs.Tart was very sweet, but timid on arrival. He has come into his own and is now happy as can be!

 

“Kelsey”

Kelsey

Kelsey is another dog taken in from the Redlands. She had just given birth – another rescue took her pups but did not rescue her so Poodle and Pooch stepped in and saved her.

 

“Bea”

Bea

Bea was rescued from animal control and was heartworm positive. She has since been treated and is happy and healthy!

 

“Scarlett”

Scarlett

Scarlett is a senior Labrador who was left in a back yard after her owners moved out. She has a cancerous mast cell tumor on her side that is inoperable but she isn’t in any pain. She is on medications to slow the tumor growth and spread of the cancer. Poodle and Pooch cannot adopt out Scarlett because they want to control her veterinary care so she will be a Forever Foster.

 

“Princess”

Princess

Princess is part of a neglect case. She was living outside in a plastic drum, unable to stand, and stick thin. She is 9 years old and heartworm positive. She needed to be spayed, have a hernia repair, and have dental surgery. Princess is 9 yrs old and up to 8 lbs. She is heartworm positive, not spayed and has an umbilical hernia. Princess is in her foster home and will have her heartworm treated soon.

 

“Taffy”

Taffy

Taffy’s a wonderful little girl. She’s 8 yrs old and 8.4 lbs. She was owned by a woman who went into a nursing home. She is completely paralyzed in her back legs and does not have control of her bowels but this dog is very happy, loving and active. She scoots herself around and she is fast and in no pain. She would be a great candidate for a cart because she loves to be on the move!

 

“Bizzy”

Bizzy

Animal control asked Poodle and Pooch to help Bizzy because she had heartworms which need treatment. She was also found to have a bladder stone which will need surgery.

 

“Shelby”
“Coco”

Shelby and Coco

Shelby and Coco are examples of the older dogs we save. These dogs are not often adopted or rescued from animal control. Most of the time they live much longer than our vets predict and their adoptive families love them..

 

Grant Recipient:

The Pixel Fund


January 2018

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Franklin's Friends awarded an additional $10,000 to The Pixel Fund for heartworm treatment and medical expenses for dogs and cats pulled from Florida shelters

“Ingrid”

Ingrid

Ingrid is a 6 year old chihuahua who came into Orange County Animal Services with a massive inguinal hernia. She was considered an emergency as it was unknown if her colon was at risk in the hernia. She had surgery at Geneva Oaks to repair the hernia and she is recovering wonderfully. She will be available for adoption shortly.

 

“Lillian

Lillian Estelle

Lola came to Poodle and Pooch from a woman who became disabled and could not care for her. She had a condition called ‘phthisis bulbi’ where her left eye was shrinking away and non-functional. As the eye shrinks, it leave an empty socket that becomes a source of infection and discomfort. To prevent that, her eye was removed and she is much more comfortable.

 

“Kiwi”

Kiwi

Kiwi was a tiny horribly matted stray rescued from Orange County Animal Services.OCAS pull. It was discovered that, likely due to an old shoulder or neck injury, she had permanent brachial nerve damage causing her front paw to knuckle under. She was walking on the top of her paw, and the abrasions had rubbed it raw with open wounds. Dr. David performed surgery to correct the paw position. She is currently in a cast for 6 weeks, after which we hope that, while the wrist will be stiff, she will have appropriate paw contact with the ground.

 

“Sophia

Sophia Lorena

Sophia Lorena was rescued from Orange County Animal Services. She had ears that were swollen shut, mammary tumors and severe dental disease. She was taken to UF Soft Tissue Department where they advised that the tumors were life threatening and were removed. We are awaiting results of the pathology. They also determined that her ear canals are intact but the surrounding tissue is deformed, and swollen. They believe that a course of steroids and antibiotics, both internal and topical, has an excellent chance of bringing down the swelling, making further surgery unnecessary.

 

Grant Recipient:

Happy Trails


January 2018

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Franklin's Friends granted $5,000 to Happy Trails Animal Rescue to pay for training and veterinary expenses for dogs rescued from Central Florida shelters.

“Loki”

Loki

Loki is a one year old Australian shepherd and Catahoula mix. He has a lot of pent up energy from being crated all of the time because his previous owners were afraid of him. He struggles with resource guarding his food and toys, as well as some minor fear reactivity due to a lack of good socialization with strangers. These habits are highly correctable and this young guy will have a bright future after he finishes training.

 

Grant Recipient:

Spay the Strays


January 2018

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Franklin's Friends granted $5,000 to Spay the Strays to pay for veterinary care and microchipping of cats trapped or rescued in Central Florida.

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Our work is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Art and Phyllis Grindle Foundation.

This gift represents the love that Art and Phyllis had for animals in need.

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