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My husband Anthony and I first became involved with Central Florida animal welfare in February 2003 when we adopted our first dog from the SPCA of Central Florida. He was a 2-year old English foxhound whose family decided they couldn’t take care of him anymore. We named him Franklin after Benjamin Franklin, whose statue is perched on a bench at the University of Pennsylvania where my husband and I lunched daily during our ten years of school in Philadelphia. We were so grateful that Franklin had a safe place to stay while he was waiting to be adopted that we decided we wanted to become more involved with animal welfare.

Franklin's Friends was formed in 2003 when a handful of pet lovers came together to raise money for the SPCA of Central Florida by walking in their annual "Wiggle Waggle Walk". In 2012 we created our own 501(c)(3) non profit organization so that we could support more than just one local animal welfare agency. Since our inception we have grown from a small group of friends to an organization of several hundred volunteers and their four legged companions. We were proud to raise over $132,000 last year to help needy pets in Central Florida. Over the past twelve years we have raised over $1,000,000 for local animal welfare.

Won't you please help us continue to raise money for Franklin's Friends and local animal welfare?

Franklin's Friends is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to support Central Florida animal welfare by fundraising for local nonprofit and government agencies that are dedicated to Shelter/Rescue, Spay/Neuter, or Community Education programs.  Thank you for your support!



  • Jen (about a week ago)

    Keep up the great work!

  • Art (about a month ago)

    Thanks for all you do for the animal pop!

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Number of pledges received: 184
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Event Information
What: HOWL-O-WEEN 2017
Note: HOWL-O-WEEN is a dog walk-a-thon and canine costume contest to benefit Franklin's Friends
When: Saturday October 28, 2017 at 09:00 AM

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