George’s Fund

George’s Fund was established in December, 2006, when a Basset hound mix arrived at Francisvale in shocking condition. He had been abandoned at a local Petsmart and, due to the kindness of the employees, made his way to our shelter. Someone had named him George and the name suited him. George arrived at Francisvale emaciated and obviously very ill.

Staff members at Francisvale took George to the University of Pennsylvania where he was treated and diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma, a very serious cancer. We at Francisvale decided to give George every chance possible, and posted George’s Fund on our website to help defray expenses.

George did very well on chemotherapy and everyone was very hopeful for a recovery. The staff at Penn and at Francisvale loved him and admired his spirit and will to live. Unfortunately, George suddenly became very ill at the end of January, 2007, and the vets at Penn could do no more for him. We sadly made the decision to end his suffering on January 26.

George’s medical expenses were covered by donations from caring people who were moved by George’s plight.

We would like to continue George’s Fund in memory of a wonderful dog who brought joy to all privileged to have known him. The proceeds from George’s Fund will be used to pay for extraordinary medical treatment needed by deserving animals at our shelter.

Kindly send your tax deductible donations to:

George’s Fund
c/o Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals
328 Upper Gulph Road
Radnor, PA 19087

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We specialize in personal adoptions and placement.

Hours of operation:

  • Adoptions & Surrenders:
    Monday to Sunday by appointment only.
  • Cemetery:
    Monday to Sunday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Donation Drop Off:
    Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.