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Frankie recovering with his foster mother.

Our donations fund is used to help dogs like Frankie. “Frankie”, a one year-old, seven pound male poodle was found alone with an elastic band around his nose on Christmas Eve 2016. Frankie was obviously distressed and very thin due to chronic malnutrition. An elastic had caused severe injury to Frankie’s nose and to the tissue inside his mouth.

The resident who found him took Frankie to an emergency clinic and Toronto Animal Services took responsibility for him. He was treated for a few days at the veterinary clinic, continued his recovery in a foster home and was eventually adopted. Despite the horrible abuse that Frankie has sustained, he remained a pleasant, trusting dog.

Watch a video of Frankie one year later on our social media accounts: