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Franklin Fund Pets

These pages are dedicated to the progress of Franklin, a severely injured beagle, and other pets like him with serious injuries, as a source of information about the Franklin Fund. Click on the names above or scroll through Franklin's story to learn about the bravery of these wonderful pets. These are just a few of the many pets the Franklin Fund has helped save.

Joon

Joon

Petite, little, little, 5 lb. Joon arrived at the Pet Emergency Center covered in fleas and with a broken leg so gangrenous that it required amputation.

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Troy

Troy

Troy, who was first named Charlie, became known to BYC when we received a call about a puppy who had been run over by a four-wheeler.

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Artemus

Artemus

Artemus came to BYC when he was only about 13 weeks old and weighed 16 pounds with hips and ribs sticking out everywhere.

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Crash

Crash

In August of 2004, we were traveling North on I-79. There was a lot of traffic that Friday afternoon when a man ran across two lanes of traffic, scooping up on his way what looked like a little ball of fur.

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Grant and Shawn

Grant and Shawn

Shawn and Grant came to Because You Care at about the same time. Both had suffered serious injuries.

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Cooper

Cooper

Cooper, a golden retriever, was rescued as a 10-week old puppy by the brother of a BYC member.

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Gracie

Gracie

The accident occurred several days prior to my visit to meet her. A kind person saw her get hit by a car and immediately took her to the nearest vet.

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Lindy Ruff

Lindy Ruff

The Girard police called with a sad report; they had a six-week-old puppy that they needed a BYC representative to pick up from their station because his mother had been hit by a train.

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Sawyer

Sawyer

Sawyer, a small, 40-pound lab mix, was rescued from a ditch near the Ohio border in February, unable to climb out on his own.

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Hooch

Hooch

Hooch is a Purebred American bulldog who was abandoned by being dumped out of a car. 

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