LATEST NEWS


2017

NOV
13

Franklin's Friends grants an additional $10,000 to Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida

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

NOV
12

Franklin's Friends grants $5,000 to Daytona Beach German Shepherd Rescue

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

OCT
16

Franklin's Friends grants an additional $5,000 to Chi Chi's Rescue Ranch

Franklin's Friends granted an additional $5,000 to Chi Chi's Rescue Ranch 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.

SEP
24

Franklin's Friends has granted $10,000 to The Pixel Fund.

Franklin's Friends has granted The Pixel Fund $5,000 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.

AUG
30

Franklin's Friends has granted additional funds to Spay N Save for canine influenza vaccines.

Franklin's Friends has granted an additional $1070 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.

AUG
27

Franklin's Friends has been chosen as an honoree at National Philanthropy Day.

Franklin's Friends has been chosen as one of three honorees in the Creating Change category for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Florida Chapter's National Philanthropy Day. This honor is given to organizations that successfully strengthen, empower and assist a specific demographic/population in Central Florida.

AUG
17

Spay N Save has kicked off their Fix-a-Thon sponsored by Franklin's Friends.

Franklin's Friends is excited to partner with Spay N Save to fund a Fix-a-Thon that will underwrite $5 spay/neuter surgeries and routine vaccines for 125 dogs and 180 cats.

JUL
18

Franklin's Friends grants $5,000 to Chi Chi's Rescue Ranch

Franklin's Friends granted $5,000 to Chi Chi's Rescue Ranch 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.

JUN
29

Franklin's Friends awards funds to Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando for free flu shots for an additional 250 dogs

Franklin's Friends awarded Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando an additional $5,000 to provide free flu vaccines (and boosters) to an additional 250 community dogs for a total of 650 dogs vaccinated for FREE.

JUN
24

Franklin's Friends awards a grant to Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando to battle canine influenza

Franklin's Friends awarded Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando $8,000 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.

MAY
23

Franklin's Friends awards another $5,000 to Sophie's Circle

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

MAY
12

The Art and Phyllis Grindle Foundation awards a grant to Franklin's Friends.

The Art and Phyllis Grindle Foundation has generously awarded a $15,000 grant to Franklin's Friends! This gift represents the love that Art and Phyllis had for animals in need.

MAY
10

Franklin's Friends awards $15,000 to Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida.

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

APR
08

Franklin's Friends raises a million dollars for local animal welfare

Franklin's Friends celebrates the milestone of raising a million dollars for local animal welfare!

APR
08

"Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed." is a record success

"Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed." raised a record $103,000! Almost 200 animal lovers joined us for an incredible evening for the love of wine, art, and pets

MAR
10

Franklin's Friends awards $15,000 to Spay N Save.

Franklin's Friends is excited to partner with Spay N Save to fund a Fix-a-Thon that will underwrite $5 spay/neuter surgeries and routine vaccines for 125 dogs and 180 cats.

MAR
10

Franklin's Friends grants $5,000 to T.E.A.R.S.

This grant will fund the medical needs of dogs and cats housed at Seminole County Animal Services that the shelter is not able to support.

MAR
10

Franklin's Friends grants $15,000 to The Animal League.

$10,000 will go 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.

MAR
10

Franklin's Friends grants $15,000 to Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.

$10,000 of these funds will be used to fund 150 outreach visits through their Humane Education community education program. The remaining $5,000 will be used to fund a week of summer camp for approximately 40 children in the Parramore area.

2016

DEC
10

Franklin's Friends grants $5000 to Sophie's Circle

Franklin's Friends is pleased to award a $5,000 grant to Sophie's Circle to be used for veterinary bills for special needs dogs.

NOV
22

Save the Date for ""Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed." 2017

The fourth annual "Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed." semiformal gala will be held on April 8, 2017 at the Orlando Science Center. Tickets available at www.unleashedfundraiser.info

OCT
22

HOWL-O-WEEN raises almost $50,000.

Franklin's Friends held the third annual HOWL-O-WEEN Dog Walk-a-Thon and Canine Costume Contest on October 22 at Secret Lake Park in Casselberry. A record number of dogs and people turned out for this fun event that raised almost $50,000 for local animal welfare!

SEP
9

Franklin's Friends grants $25,000 to The ARNI Foundation.

Franklin's Friends is excited to announce a $25,000 grant to ARNI Foundation for the shelter and medical care of dogs and cats rescued in Florida.

AUG
28

Animal Clinic of Windermere puts on the first annual Strike out Suffering.

Animal Clinic of Windermere organized Strike out Suffering at Splitsville at Disney Springs. The inaugural event raised over $5700!

AUG
13

Karaoke for the Kritters raised over $1700.

The third annual Karaoke for the Kritters was held at Rock and Brews Oviedo and raised over $1700!

JUN
16

Rock and Brew sponsors Oviedo Beer City.

Rock and Brews Oviedo sponsored a craft beer festival that raised almost $1500 for Franklin's Friends.

MAY
16

Franklin's Friends sponsors the Kit and Kaboodle Club.

Franklin's Friends reallocated $750 of their grant to Osceola County Animal Services to start a program to enable members of the community to care for kittens until they are old enough to be put up for adoption.

APR
29

Franklin's Friends awards $10,000 to Houndhaven.

Franklin's Friends is granting $10,000 to Houndhaven to help them purchase a van to transport rescued dogs to adoption events and home visits and to rescue dogs and transport them to their shelter.

APR
26

Franklin's Friends launches Tuesday Tails.

Franklin's Friends is starting a Tuesday Tails facebook series. Every Tuesday we will post a story of a Central Florida pet our grant dollars has helped.

MAR
16

Franklin's Friends awards $15,000 to Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida.

Franklin's Friends is granting $15,000 to Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida to rescue, vet, shelter, feed, and find forever homes for 80-100 dogs.

JAN
16

Franklin's Friends awards $10,000 to Osceola County Animal Services.

Franklin's Friends is granting $10,000 to Osceola County Animal Services to treat heartworm positive dogs, provide vaccines to pets in low income families, provide community education in low income areas, and provide veterinary services that cannot be performed by the shelter veterinarian.

2015

DEC
17

Franklin’s Friends awards “holiday bonus” grants to two Central Florida animal welfare organizations

Franklin’s Friends is granting $15,000 to the ARNI Foundation and $10,000 to Spay N Save to help make the holidays and New Year brighter for the animals of Central Florida! $15,000 is being awarded to the ARNI foundation for the shelter and medical care of dogs and cats rescued from Florida kill shelters. $10,000 is being awarded to Spay N Save to fund a Fix-a-Thon that will underwrite $5 spay and neuter services for 200 dogs and cats. Both organizations received grants from Franklin’s Friends earlier in the year and do such important work that they are being awarded these additional “holiday bonus” grants.

NOV
10

Save the date for "Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed."

SAVE THE DATE! The third annual "Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed." will be held February 27, 2016 at the Orlando Science Center.

NOV
7

Franklin's Friends awards $10,000 to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

Franklin's Friends granted $10,000 to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando to expand their education Outreach program. This will facilitate the hiring of a full time educator which will allow an additional 82 Outreach visits this year.

NOV
1

Franklin's Friends awards South Lake Animal League $10,000

Franklin's Friends granted $10,000 to South Lake Animal League to furnish the surgical facility at their new low cost veterinary clinic.

OCT
24

HOWL-O-WEEN raised a record $58,932!

Franklin's Friends held the second annual HOWL-O-WEEN Dog Walk-a-Thon and Canine Costume Contest at Secret Lake Park in Casselberry on October 24. The doggie costumes were incredible as always and we raised over $58,000 forlocal animal welfare!

AUGUST
1

Karaoke for the Kritters raises almost $2,000!

Franklin's Friends held the second annual Karaoke for the Kritters at Rock & Brews Oviedo. DJ Bridgette Barbera-Brynne raised the roof as we raised almost $2,000 for local animal welfare.

JULY
11

Franklin's Friends awards $10,000 grant to Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida

Franklin's Friends is pleased to announce a $10,000 grant to Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida. This will allow them to rescue, shelter, feed, vet and find forever homes for 40 more dogs this year than last year!

MAY
3

Franklin's Friends awards $10,000 grant to ARNI

Franklin's Friends is pleased to announce a $10,000 grant to ARNI Foundation for the shelter and medical care of dogs and cats rescued from Florida kill shelters.

MAR
25

Franklin's Friends awards $12,500 grant to Spay N Save and announces Franklin's Friends Fix-a-Thon!

Franklin's Friends is pleased to award a $12,500 grant to Spay N Save to furnish a new high quality low cost spay/neuter surgical suite. Franklin’s Friends will be also holding the first Franklin’s Friends Fix-a-Thon, sponsoring free spay/neuter services for the first 100 dogs or cats in the new Franklin's Friends Surgical Suite. The grand opening of the Franklin's Friends Surgical Suite will be held on April 10 from 4 pm - 7 pm at Spay N Save in Longwood.

MAR
08

Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed. was a huge success!

Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed. was held on March 7, 2015. 115 guests donned their cocktail attire and came out to support local animal welfare. The weather was beautiful, the lake view was stunning, the auction items were fabulous, and we exceeded all of our goals - raising almost $52,000 for Franklin's Friends and local animal welfare! Thank you to all those who supported the event!

FEB
25

Franklin's Friends grants $5,000 to Osceola County Animal Services

Franklin's Friends is pleased to award a $5,000 grant to Osceola County Animal Services to treat dogs for heartworm disease and provide free vaccines to pets of low income families.

JAN
23

Franklin's Friends grants $5,000 to T.E.A.R.S of Seminole County

Franklin's Friends is pleased to award a $5,000 grant to T.E.A.R.S. of Seminole County to pay for surgeries, medications, and veterinary care for dogs and cats that come through Seminole County Animal Services.

JAN
01

Lukas Nursery donates over $3500 to Franklin's Friends

As part of their annual Charitree Event, Lukas Nursery donates 100% of the proceeds from Christmas trees and poinsettia sales to local charities. Franklin's Friends was honored to receive a donation of $3507.87. Thank you Lukas Nursery!

JAN
01

Rum Ball sales raise over $3000 for Franklin's Friends

During the month of December, long time Franklin's Friends members Eric and Heather Boughman packaged and shipped home made holiday rum balls to raise money for Franklin's Friends. All told they raised $3,335! Thanks Eric and Heather!!!

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