My name is Franklin! I'm a rescued lab puppy that was found abandoned in a dirty crate at a Shell station in South Carolina. My new mom was evacuating Florida because of Hurricane Irma and stopped to fill up her tank. She heard my cries and found me covered in bugs and injured. Along the way to safety, my mom met a few vets that were kind enough to help me on my way! My mom took me to the Hilton hotel in Cary North Carolina. The road was named Jones Franklin Road and that's how I got my name, Franklin! Once my mom found safety from the storm, she took me to a vet who confirmed I was abused, likely with a broom to my back. I have a broken back and more unknown injuries. I need help ASAP. The vet quoted us between $3,000 - $8,500 depending on if I have neurological issues. Please donate for my upcoming surgery. Since my mom is displaced, we will need help ASAP, and I'll likely get surgery in CT. If you know anyone that may be able to assist me in the area, please message me! Money donated will be used for my medical bills.+ Read More
Apologies for the delayed update! It’s been a busy week. We have some exciting news - Franklin was released from Pieper Memorial and we are now waiting for the OK to travel and bring him home! After many tests and an MRI scan, the doctors diagnosed Franklin with suspected trauma to his thoracolumbar spinal chord. Recovery is 3-4 months of physical therapy and limited exercise. Thank you for all of your support thus far and kind messages! We will update everyone once he is home!
Meeting with Dr. Hammond tomorrow, but Franklin is already showing some signs of improvement after a week of physical therapy. He is apparently very treat oriented! We are hoping to avoid surgery at all costs and for good news when the test results come in. He is a huge flirt and loving all the love and care he's getting at Pieper Memorial. No matter all the attention he receives, Franklin will always remain grateful, humble and kind #humbleandkind
Hey guys! No update on the blood test results just yet, but be sure to follow franklins Instagram for instant updates and cute photos. @franklinthesurvivor