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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.


Apply for A Grant
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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Grant Recipient:

Chi Chi's Rescue Ranch, Inc.


December 2017

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Franklin's Friends granted a holiday bonus grant of$10,000 to Chi Chi's Rescue Ranch, Inc. to pay for veterinary care (including spay/neuter, surgeries, basic vetting, treating injuries or illness, or heartworm treatment) and board and train expenses for dogs rescued from Central Florida kill shelters.

Grant Recipient:

Daytona Beach German Shepherd Resuce


November 2017

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Franklin's Friends granted a $5,000 to Daytona Beach German Shepherd Rescue to rescue and treat 10 more dogs in the state of Florida next year.

“Sterling”

Sterling

Sterling was originally found as a stray along with another small dog at the end of November 2017. He ended up at the Levy County Animal shelter and was awaiting rescue. He was not a great candidate for an adoption because of his fear issues, he was very afraid of everything and everyone. After arriving in his foster home he really settled in. He was adopted out to a young married couple with a small child and his paws will never step inside a shelter again.

 

Grant Recipient:

Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida


November 2017

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Franklin's Friends granted an additional $10,000 to Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida for the shelter and care of dogs rescued in the state of Florida.

“Trinket”

Trinket

Trinket was found after being hit by a car. Poodle and Pooch Rescue rescued him from Animal Control. He was blind due to swelling of his brain and paralyzed. He was treated with pain medication and anti-inflamatories and now can walk and sees wonderfully. He is currently on cage rest but will be ready for neutering and adoption in January 2018.

 

“Lola”

Lola

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.

 

“Dana”

Dana

Dana is an older dog who ran into someone’s home during a bad storm and wouldn’t leave. It turns out that she as injured with a broken leg, broken pelvis, and torn ACL. Her fractures will heal but she does need surgery for her knee.

 

“Scout”

Scout

Scout was not adopted from animal control because he drags his rear legs when he walks due to an old injury. He has no pain and gets around just fine. He will be available for adoption soon.

 

“Knowles”

Knowles

Knowles is blind and he’s a senior Bichon. He had bladder stones which required surgery and now he feels much better! Luckily, Knowles is in his FOREVER home now—getting everything he wants! .

 

“Faye”

Faye

Faye came from animal control. She is a senior dog that was going to be euthanized because nobody adopted her. Faye has a congenital defect where she has no lower jaw. But she can still eat and bark and give kisses. Just ask her new forever mom!!

 

“Peyton”

Peyton

Peyton came to Poodle and Pooch very skinny and with bladder stones. She was started on a special diet and medication to eradicate the bladder stones but despite eating well she wasn’t gaining weight. She was started on medicine for pancreatic insufficiency and is now at a perfect weight. Her foster mom fell in love with her so she is home for good!

 

“Tiger”

Tiger

Tiger came to Poodle and Pooch because he outlived his owners’ ability to care for him. He is only 3 years old, but his owners are now in an assisted living facility. Tiger has only one eye and that eye doesn’t work and was painful. He was diagnosed with glaucoma which was too far advanced to treat with eye drops. He was treated with an eye injection which has decreased the pressure and resolved his pain. He is now available for adoption.

 

“Kai”

Kai

Kai had an awful skin infection when she came to Poodle and Pooch. It took a month of treatment but the improvement is remarkable. Kai will be on medicne, special food and special shampoo for life, but she has found her forever family!!

 

“Cindy

Cindy Lou

Cindy Lou, a senior Poodle, was dumped at animal control by her owner. She had a painful blind right eye which had to be removed. She also needed to have a dental treatment with multiple extractions and some gum surgery. She came through surgery like a champ and is more than ready to start her new life.

 

“Felix”

Felix

Felix was found in front of a vet’s office. He needed 3 surgeries to repair a hernia in addition to his neutering and teeth cleaning. He also has a dry eye condition that will need eyedrops for the rest of his life. Felix is friendly, sweet and happy! He’s doing great in his foster home and will be ready for a home soon. He seems to know how lucky he is!

 

“Clementine”

Clementine

Clementine is a 4 yr old, 6 lb, Shih Tzu girl. She sat at animal control with no chance of adoption or rescue because of her mammary tumors and skin condition. Her tumors became infected and she needed a blood transfusion and immediate surgery. Unfortunately her tumor was cancerous which means she will stay in her Poodle and Pooch foster home for the rest of her life so their vets can continue to care for her. Clem is already being spoiled in her foster home and her foster parents adore her.

 

Grant Recipient:

Chi Chi's Rescue Ranch, Inc.


October 2017

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Franklin's Friends granted another$5,000 to Chi Chi's Rescue Ranch, Inc. to pay for veterinary care (including spay/neuter, surgeries, basic vetting, treating injuries or illness, or heartworm treatment) and board and train expenses for dogs rescued from Central Florida kill shelters.

“Gretchen”

Gretchen

Gretchen is a 3 month old shepherd mix that Chi Chi’s rescued from Lake County Animals Services after she was found as a stray. She has old injuries and cannot walk with her back legs. She will ultimately need a custom wheelchair but it is best to wait until she is a year old and fully grown. Once she gets her chair she will be able to go on long walks and playlike any other dog. She has already found her forever home with an amazing home with 2 other Shepherds!

 

“Louise”

Louise

Louise is a one year old female hound mix Chi Chi’s saved from Orange County Animal Service. She was heartworm positive and Franklin’s Friend’s grant paid for her heartworm treatment. She is fully recovered and has a forever home with another hound and a human baby!

 

“Ozzy”

Ozzy

Ozzy is a 3 year old pit bull mix that Chi Chi’s saved from Orange County Animal Services. He has severe nerve damage to his front leg so his leg had to be amputated. He also had a foot infection on his other leg that needed to be treated. But he is getting along wonderfully as a tripod in his forever home!

 

“Pearl”

Pearl

Pearl is a 13 year old poodle who came to Chi Chi’s from Lake County Animal Services after being found as a stray. She had a severe ear infection that needed to be treated with ear flushing under sedation, and needed surgery for a cherry eye. She also had a back issue but Xrays just showed a disc issue that is being treated with anti-inflammatories. She was placed in a foster family that has fallen in love with her and adopted her! She is pain free and runs and hops and smiles all the time now!

 

“Reeves”

Reeves

Reeves is a wonderful boy that was found at a bus stop with a broken neck. He was taken to the closest vet and left there. The vet treated him best he could, but Reeves needed to see a specialist. Affiliated Veterinary Services (AVS) did extensive testing and decided casting his neck for 8+ weeks would be the best option. Reeves has had cast/bandage changes weekly. Unfortunately the cast caused him to have some trouble breathing so he had to be boarded so he could be kept completely still and watched around the clock. He is now out of his cast and just has a small brace which will be removed in 2 weeks. His foster family has adopted him but he is still under Chi Chi’s vet care and supervision until he is cleared from the doctors.

 

“Hey

Hey Man

Hey Man is a young Chihuahua you may have seen on the news after being found dangling from the front porch of his home by his leash and collar!!! He had to stay with Orange County Animal Services for a couple of months while his owner was in and out of court trying to get him back. FINALLY, the judge ruled against the owner, and Chi Chi’s was able to pull him from the shelter. Poor guy was a bit thin, not neutered, and needed some baby teeth removed. One of the techs at the vet’s office fell in love with him while fostering, and has adopted him!

 

“Betty”

Betty

Betty is a 13+ year old poodle Chi Chi’s rescued from Orange County Animal Services. Due to a very bad sore on her back she was boarded at the vet for several days before she went to her forever foster. She is not going to be put up for adoption because she has kidney disease and a consistent cough that is usually seen in dogs with tracheal issues. Betty is also blind. She is very attached to her foster mom and her foster brother, Bernie. Betty has come a long way and even has a little spunk in her now.

 

“Hattie”

Hattie

Hattie is a 6 year old jack Russell/beagle mix that Chi Chi’s rescued from Orange County Animal Services. WE thought she had an infected mammary gland tumor which required immediate surgery. However, when the pathology report came back we were shocked to find that it was not a mammary gland tumor but a horribly infect gunshot wound.. Hattie is also heartworm positive. Next week she will get her first heartworm treatment injection. She if thriving in her foster home and hopefully will find her a wonderful forever family soon!

 

“Bear”

Bear

Bear is a 12 year old Pomeranian/Papillon mix when Chi Chi’s rescued him from a home where he was neglected. He had almost no hair and his eyes and ears were infected. He has cherry eye and is heartworm positive. His ears are all healed. His dry eye will be an ongoing issue, but the infection is gone. If he gets healthy enough he will have his heartworm treatment injections. He is being fostered by Chi Chi’s founder and will likely spend the rest of his life there unless a great home comes along that she is confident he would thrive in.

 

“Oscar”

Oscar

Oscar was found when a Walgreen’s employee went out to discard some boxes and heard barking coming from the dumpster. When he investigated, there was Oscar, a 6-8 month old puppy with barely any hair, poking his head out from underneath a pile of boxes where someone had tried to bury him. He spent a few days at the vet getting healthy before he went to his foster home where he got daily medicated baths. One day when he was out for a walk a neighbor saw him and fell in love and adopted him. His hair has almost completely grown in and his new home has a playful dog for him to run around the yard with.

 

Grant Recipient:

The Pixel Fund


September 2017

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Franklin's Friends awarded $5,000 to The Pixel Fund for heartworm treatment and medical expenses for dogs and cats pulled from Florida shelters and $5,000 to launch their Cat Outreach and Safety program.

“Coco

Coco Chanel

The Pixel Fund rescued Coco Chanel from Orange County Animal Services. She was heartworm positive and Franklin’s Friends’ grant paid for her heartworm treatment. She has since been adopted into her forever home!

 

“Clarice”

Clarice

Clarice was picked up by an Animal Control Officer the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving. She had extensive injuries including a shattered jaw, exposed bone, and broken teeth. The officer called The Pixel Fund from the field to see if they could take her as she feared the pup would be euthanized due to her severe injuries. Thanks to Franklin’s Friends’ grant, The Pixel Fund was able to rescue Clarice and get her the surgery she needed!

 

“Madoc”

Madoc

Madoc is an older dog who was found exhausted, shivering and lying on the side of the road the morning after Hurricane Irma. He has cataracts, was heart worm positive and lost and alone. After no one claimed him, he became a Pixel Pet and with the help of the Franklin’s Friends grant, underwent heart worm treatment, gets medication for dry eye and is warm and loved in his foster home.

 

“Carrie”
“Damian”
“Freddy”
“Jason”
“Michael”

Thriller Litter

The cats are the Thriller Litter, Elvira and her kittens, Jason, Carrie, Damian, Freddy and Michael. They were found in a dumpster behind a commercial building and were in rough shape. With the help of Franklin's Friends, they all recovered, and all have been adopted.

 

Grant Recipient:

Spay N Save


March 2017

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Franklin's Friends awarded an additional $1,070 to Spay N Save to provide free flu vaccines to the dogs spayed or neutered in the Fix-a-Thon sponsored by Franklin's Friends.

Grant Recipient:

Chi Chi's Rescue Ranch, Inc.


July 2017

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Franklin's Friends granted $5,000 to Chi Chi's Rescue Ranch, Inc. to pay for veterinary care (including spay/neuter, surgeries, basic vetting, treating injuries or illness, or heartworm treatment) and board and train expenses for dogs rescued from Central Florida kill shelters.

“Gretchen”

Gretchen

Gretchen is a 3 month old shepherd mix that Chi Chi’s rescued from Lake County Animals Services after she was found as a stray. She has old injuries to her back legs and cannot walk with her back legs. One of her legs will definitely need to be amputated. The other leg may be able to be saved. She will have surgery on the better leg first followed by rehabilitation and then amputation of the other leg.  If both legs need to be amputated she will still be ok – she will get around just fine with a wheelchair!

 

“Louise”

Louise

Louise is a one year old female hound mix Chi Chi’s saved from Orange County Animal Service.  She was heartworm positive and Franklin’s Friend’s grant is being used to pay for her heartworm treatment.

 

“Bernie”

Bernie

Bernie is a 12 year old Chihuahua that Chi Chi’s saved from Orange County Animal Services.   He has a heart murmur and walks on the “ankles” of his front legs due to old injury.  The vet neutered him, extracted some teeth, and tried splinting his legs but the splinting was unsuccessful.  Bernie is in hospice foster until he can no longer live comfortably. He does take medicine for his legs but is not in pain. Bernie is a really special boy and will be spoiled with Chi Chi’s hospice foster.

 

“Ozzy”

Ozzy

Ozzy is a 3 year old pit bull mix that Chi Chi’s saved from Orange County Animal Services. He has severe nerve damage to his front leg so his leg needs to be amputated.  But he will get along wonderfully as a tripod! 

 

“Pearl”

Pearl

Pearl is a 13 year old poodle who came to Chi Chi’s from Lake County Animal Services after being found as a stray. At the shelter Pearl was literally screaming in pain due to a terrible ear infection and back issue. The vet had to sedate her for back x-rays, a major dental cleaning with extractions, and an ear flush. She stayed at the vet 9 days while she underwent treatment to get her back pain free. Her back has a disc issue that surgery is not a good option for. She will likely do fabulously just staying on an anti-inflammatory medication. She is pain free and runs and hops and smiles all the time now!

 

“Manny”

Manny

Manny entered Chi Chi’s at the end of 2016 from Orange County Animal Services (OCAS). He was transported to his foster family in Tampa. He broke through a sun room window while the fosters where away from the home, attacked a small dog, and bit the small dog’s owner when she was trying to break them up. The fosters decided they could no longer care for Manny so he is currently at Central Florida K9 – a state of the art boarding and training facility who has been simply amazing in caring for him. He is taking anxiety medication which has helped tremendously. But boarding is no life for any dog so he is looking for his forever home with NO other animals. Manny is also heartworm positive, and is receiving the slow kill treatment until he is in a less stressful environment to undergo full treatment.

 

“Reeves”

Reeves

Reeves is a wonderful boy that was found at a bus stop with a broken neck. He was taken to the closest vet and left there. The vet treated him best he could, but Reeves needed to see a specialist. Affiliated Veterinary Services (AVS) did extensive testing and decided casting his neck for 8+ weeks would be the best option. Reeves has had cast/bandage changes weekly and has been making great progress. Only a few more weeks, and he will be cast free and ready to resume normal dog activity! Reeves has been adopted by an amazing family but is still under Chi Chi’s vet care and supervision until he is cleared from the doctors.

 

Grant Recipient:

Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando


June 2017

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Franklin's Friends granted $13,000 to Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando to provide FREE flu vaccines (and boosters) to 400 community dogs and $5,000 to help treat and care for the 48 dogs who had to be quarantined in their Orlando shelter due to exposure to canine flu. A portion of these funds is now being used to subsidize the adoption fees for these dogs at Pet Alliance's Orlando Shelter.

Grant Recipient:

Sophie's Circle


May 2017

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Franklin's Friends granted another $5,000 to Sophie's Circle for the veterinary care of special needs dogs.

“Max”

Max

Max is a 2 year old boxer who had lost his home four times before Sophie's Circle rescued him. He had to have a mass removed from his head and, of course, had to be neutered. His foster mom loved him so much she decided to adopt him!

 

“Buster”

Buster

Buster is a two year old chihuahua mix pulled from a shelter who picked him up as a stray. He was ill and unable to keep food or water down. He recovered quickly and now has been adopted.

 

“Darla”

Darla

Darla is a hound mix Sophie's Circle pulled from Orange County Animal Services. She had previousy been adopted from the shelter looking healthy but then was found as a stray in horrible condition. She has a large growth on her mouth that has been biopsied. She has been treated for skin, eye, and ear infections and is working on gaining weight!

 

“Juanita”

Juanita

Juanita is a senior min pin pulled from a rural shelter. She was in poor health and after a senior check-up it was discovered she has diabetes. She is being treated with insulin while she waits to find her forever home.

 

“Timber”

Timber

Timber is a 2 year old Husky who was surrendered by his owner to a shelter. Shortly after getting to his foster he developed diarrhea and lethargy. The vet treated his symptoms and he is now healthy!

 

“Sundae”

Sundae

Sundae is a pit mix puppy who was being given away for freeon swip swap. She had mange and a belly full of worms.

 

“Buddy”

Buddy

Buddy is an 11 year old poodle mix who was surrendered to Sophie's Cirlce after his owner could no longer care for him. His teeth were very painful so he needed to have a dental treatment.

 

“Aurora”

Aurora

Aurora (center) and her two puppies came to Sophie's Circle from Texas after Hurricane Harvey devastated the area.

 

“Hazel”

Hazel

Hazel ia 1 year old lab/corgi mix who came to Sophie's Circle as a stray. She had horrible mange and needed to be spayed, have a hernia repaired, and have extra dew claws removed.

 

“Cookie”

Cookie

Cookie is a pit mix puppy who was being given away for free on swip swap and became ill with parvovirus. She had an extremely hard time fighting the illness and was hospitalized for several long days. She was a fighter though and is now back to her happy puppy self!

 

Grant Recipient:

Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida


May 2017

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Franklin's Friends granted $15,000 to Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida for the shelter and care of dogs rescued in the state of Florida.

“Gypsy”
“Jade”

Gypsy and Jade

Gypsy and Jade are two large breed hurricane strays. They are waiting for forever homes.

 

“Sabrina”

Sabrina

Sabrina came in with awful skin infections but she looks great now and will be listed for adoption soon.

 

“Xena”

Xena

Xena came in from The Redlands. She is very bonded to her friend Ashely. They were skinny but healthy enough to complete their veterinary care. They are in a foster home now, waiting for a forever home.

 

“Rafa”

Rafa

Rafa is a senior Yorkie mix turned into a vet office before Hurricane Irma. He had dry eye that had been untreated for several years. He will need eye medications for the rest of his life and had to have many teeth pulled during his dental exam. He’ll be ready for adoption soon.

 

“Ashley”

Ashley

Ashley came in from The Redlands with the other Hurricane Irma dogs. She was the only one that required critical care. She could not urinate or defecate because she had pieces of bone throughout her intestines. After an enema she was able to poop and pee again. She is now happy and healthy waiting for a forever home!

 

“Dug”

Dug

Dug was chained to a tree in The Redlands and was rescued just before Hurricane Irma arrived. He was treated for heartworm and will be listed for adoption soon.

 

“Jimmy”

Jimmy

Jimmy arrived to Poodle and Pooch from The Redlands. He was spayed and he was treated for heartworm. He is available for adoption but needs a home with no other dogs.

 

“Kato”

Kato

Kato was found living in a ditch. He needed surgery for a prolapsed rectum and was found to have an underactive pancreas – so he will need to take pancreas enzymes with his food for the rest of his life. He is doing incredibly well and listed for adoption!

 

“Peanut”

Peanut

Peanut was found on the west coast (Naples) after Hurricane Irma storm under brush and tree limbs. He was paralyzed. Peanut has a broken pelvis which will heal on its own but is causing his tail to be paralyzed so he will likely need a tail amputation. He also has a herniated disk in his back which is too chronic for surgery. But after being treated with anti inflammatory medication he has regained his ability to walk, The police officer who found him after the storm has decided to adopt him so he is already home in Naples!

 

“Abby”

Abby

Abby may have been used as a bait dog. When she was found her face was bloody and someone had recently cut off part of her tail. She had to be treated for ticks, hookworm, an eye infection, and is undergoing heartworm treatment. When she completes her heartworm treatment she will need to and eyes and is being treated for heartworm.

 

“Coral”

Coral

Coral arrived with terrible skin problems but she responded beautifully for treatment and will be listed for adoption soon.

 

“Benedict”

Benedict

Benedict had a skin infection and was limping. Xrays show an old thigh bone fracture which was too old to repair so his leg had to be amputated. He still needs to be neutered and have dental surgery but he is listed for adoption.

 

“Caboodle”

Caboodle

Caboodle is too skinny. and she has glaucoma in her left eye.  The glaucoma causes pain in her eye and has made her lose sight in that eye.  She will need to have her eye removed and will also need to be spayed and have a breast tumor removed.  But Caboodle is a very happy dog! She is active and her tail is always wagging. 

 

“Dorothy”
“Duff”

Dorothy and Duffy

Dorothy and Duffy are just two of so many seniors Poodle and Pooch Rescue saves. Dorothy needs to put on some weight before she can undergo the dental treatment she needs.  Duffy may have bladder cancer - his results are still pending.  But luckily this kind of cancer responds well to mild oral medications so he should do very well.

 

“Bianca”

Bianca

Bianca and her 6 puppies arrived at Poodle and Pooch in poor shape.  But now Mom and pups are almost ready to list for adoption. All the pups will receive their second set of vaccines and Bianca will be spayed soon.  Bianca’s foster family reports that she has put on 5 pounds, which she desperately needed. When Poodle and Pooch rescues puppies they always request to rescue the mom as well. 

 

“Kramer”

Kramer

Kramer is was rescued from the Redlands. He has a painful condition in the “wrists/ankles” which are tiny fractures that cause lots of swelling.  This is caused by genetics (long-legged breeds are susceptible) combined with excessive activity.  He is on cage rest for a month and his pain is being controlled with anti-inflammatory medication. He is getting lots of lap time with his foster family though!

 

“Axl”

Axl

Axl came from The Redlands. This poor boy was one of the thousands of dogs running stray in The Redlands with no food, no shelter and nobody looking out for him. Axl was hit by a car about a month before Poodle and Pooch rescued him.  He has a back leg fracture and a dislocated hip.  He will need surgery for his hip once his fracture heals, which will take about a month.  He seems very comfortable and other than his decreased mobility he is a normal happy puppy!

 

“Destiny”

Destiny

Destiny was hit by a car, on purpose. Witnesses called the police.  Her front leg was completely dislocated.  After stabilizing her, the vet put her under anesthesia and relocated the leg but it immediately popped back out.  So they relocated the leg and wrapped it for two weeks.  So far the leg has stayed in place and she is walking normally. This dog is amazing in every way. She holds no grudges agains humans. She’s full of love.

 

“Betty”

Betty

Betty is a senior and weighs only 6 lbs.  When she came to Poodle and Pooch she had severe pain in her left eye and was blind in her right eye from a cataract.  She was so skinny the vet was reluctant  to put her under anesthesia but her eye had to be removed to alleviate her pain.  She still needs a dental surgery but is already listed for adoption.  She is perfectly healthy other than being blind. But  after two days in her foster home, she already learned the lay of the land. If you didn’t know she was blind, you'd never guess it!

 

“Tallulah”

Tallulah

Tallulah was adopted from animal control by someone who surrendered her to a different animal control to be euthanized. There was no reason to euthanize Tallulah, so animal control called Poodle and Pooch. Tallulah is a senior. She had hookworms, she is blind, and her teeth were a disaster.  Despite all this she is loving and lovely.  Although blind senior dogs often take a long time to find their forever home she was snapped quickly and is home for good!

 

“Bruce”

Brucie

Brucie is a young dog, but an old soul.   Brucie had hookworms, whipworms, and heartworms which have been treated. He has some complicated orthopedic issues.  He has an old healed pelvic fracture and severe hip dysplasia so he walks with an exaggerated shimmy.  Right now he is on medication for pain but he may need surgery later in life.  If he does need surgery later, Poodle and Pooch will pay for the surgery. This will ensure that he will get everything he needs to live a long, happy life.

 

Crosby

Crosby

Crosby was starving and depressed before he arrived at Poodle and Pooch Rescue from animal control. He had ben very neglected, was extremely underweight, and had sores on his skin. He is blind from cataracts and had to have one eye removed because of glaucoma. But he is now playful and perky, has gained some weight, and loves going for walks.

 

Feebee

Feebee

Feebee came from animal control with a broken jaw and puncture wounds to her neck. She was transported to a specialist in Tampa where her jaw was surgically repaired. Her jaw is still healing so she can only eat soft food and has to wear a cone. She also has breast tumors on both sides which will require surgery once she has recovered from the jaw surgery.

 

Mia

Mia

Mia is a 7 year old dog who was surrendered by her owner. Poodle and Pooch found out she was very uncomfortable because her bladder was full of stones. She had surgery to remove them and a dental cleaning and some extractions and now is recovering in her foster home.

 

Sprout

Sprout

Sprout is an 18 month old pup from animal control. He is missing some hair because he is probably part Chinese Crested or another hairless breed. His left eye had a condition called phthisis bulbi where the eye is blind and starts shrinking – so this eye needed to be removed to prevent infection. His other eye had the lashes turned inward causing scratching and scarring to the cornea. He had surgery to correct the lashes on that eye. He also has loose kneecaps on both sides which may require surgery. He is very scared but is learning to relax with his foster family.

 

Clara

Clara

Clara is a senior dog who came from animal control and was found to have an autoimmune condition that puts her at high risk for bleeding. She was treated with medications with complete success. The veterinarians are just adjusting her medications to limit side effects but still control the disease.

 

Hilo

Hilo

Hilo belonged to a man who was selling drugs. He had mange and some skin infections. He was treated with oral and topical medications and now the mange is gone and his hair is starting to grow in!

 

Lucky

Lucky

Lucky was very skinny and scared when he came to Poodle and Pooch. He was biting and pooping every time he was let out of his crate out of sheer fear. Now that he has lost his fear he has stopped biting and pooping! He had a skin infection which was treated but the hair has not grown back yet. He also has bad knees but this might improve once he gains weight and builds some muscle.

 

“Tonka”

Tonka

Tonka was been struck by a car and could not walk. He was showing signs of aggression at animal control due to his pain. Poodle and Pooch rescued him and discovered he had a shattered thigh bone on one side and a dislocated hip on the other side.  The vet had to amputate his broken leg and operate on his hip  He also had a broken jaw but that will heal on its own with a month of eating soft food.  Tonka is  walking wonderfully on three legs. Now that he is no longer in pain he has become a social butterfly! He’s only 2 years old so he has his whole life ahead of him!

 

“Mason”

Mason

Mason, a 7 yr old matted Shih Tzu had a large tumor on his neck which was worrisome for thyroid cancer. He was emaciated on arrival. Poodle and Pooch spent a week feeding him and letting him gain some weight.  Then the vet removed his tumor, neutered him, and cleaned his teeth.  The tumor was the size of a golf ball but thankfully was benign! 

 

Grant Recipient:

Spay N Save


March 2017

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Franklin's Friends awarded $15,000 to Spay N Save to fund a Fix-a-Thon that will underwrite $5 spay and neuter services for 125 dogs and 180 cats. Pictured are some of the pets fixed in the FixaThon.

“Sissy”

Sissy

 

“Bandit”

Bandit

 

Grant Recipient:

T.E.A.R.S

March 2017

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Franklin's Friends granted $5,000 to T.E.A.R.S. of Seminole County for the medical needs of dogs and cats housed at Seminole County Animal Services that the shelter is not able to support

Axel

Axel

Axel is a brown tiger cat who had to have a blood clot removed from his ear and one eye removed.

 

Lilly

Lilly

Lilly had to have two large masses removed and her teeth cleaned.

 

Charmin

Charmin

Charmin had to have a leg fracture repaired.

 

Bree

Bree

Bree is a pomeranian who had to have her leg amputated.

 

Oreo

Oreo

Oreo is a Shihtzu who had to have surgery for a cherry eye and neuter surgery.

 

“Tucker”

Tucker

Tucker came into the Seminole County Animal Services as a stray. He had a limp so he needed Xrays but it turns out he was just born with a slight deformity. He has no pain and gets around just fine. He has since been adopted!

 

“Maggie”

Maggie

Maggie is a wonderful 6 year old female who came in to Seminole County Animal Services as a stray. She came in with a mass that had ruptured and under went surgery. She was adopted by a wonderful family and is getting the love she deserves.

 

“Laney”

Laney

Laney had a very large bladder stone that was causing her severe pain and had her urinating blood. She underwent surgery and recovered in a foster home. She is now living the life with a wonderful new mom and dad who spoil her every day!.

 

“Hunk”

Hunk

Hunk's owner walked into the shelter and dropped him off with the statement "I don't want him anymore and I can't pay for a vet bill...call me when he's dead". He had been attacked by dogs and needed immediate medical care. The vets worked their magic and Hunk healed beautifully. He's already in his forever home and is getting the care he deserved!

 

“Carmichael”

Carmichael

Carmichael came into the shelter with an abscess on his underbelly that had resulted from a deep puncture wound, probably from a fight. The abscess ruptured and Carmichael is now healing. He has a home waiting for him as soon as he is healed from his ordeal!

 

“Patriot”

Patriot

Patriot had a slight limp that was noticed at an adoption event. He had an xray which showed he was slightly arthritic. Knowing this information allowed the adoption counselors to talk with his new family about providing him with the extra care he needed to live a comfortable new life!

 

“Cullen”

Cullen

Cullen 6 year old Chihuahua that came into Seminole County as a stray in early December. He had an eye ulcer that tore through his cornea. He was put on antibiotics and had to have his eye removed.. Cullen was cleared for adoption right before Christmas and found a forever home on December 22.

 

Grant Recipient:

South Lake Animal League


March 2017

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Franklin's Friends granted $10,000 to The Animal League to purchase a van to transport pets during rescue runs, trips to the veterinary clinic, community events, and community outreach programs.  Franklin's Friends also awarded $5,000 to the Animal League to provide general veterinary care to low income residents in Leesburg.

Grant Recipient:

Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando


March 2017

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Franklin's Friends granted $10,000 to Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando to fund their Humane Education community education program. This will enable 150 outreach visits this year. Franklin's Friends also awarded $5,000 to Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando to fund one week of summer camp for approximately 40 children in the Parramore area.
Click here to see pictures from the Parramore summer camp.

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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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