Success Stories

With the support of our generous donors, the FACE Foundation has been able to give life-saving grants to pet owners who are unable to afford the cost of their beloved pets’ emergency veterinary care. As you read the stories below, know that it is our donors who make their surgeries possible. Please consider making a donation today.

  • EASTON
    This lovable rescue puppy hurt her hip in and accident and needed emergency surgery to repair the fracture. Her owner was struggling with his own health care and couldn’t take on any more medical bills. Luckily, FACE stepped...
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  • SHADOW
    Adorable Shadow got into some trouble one day and ended up needing a severe would repair. Shadow’s “mom” had recently lost her job and was at a loss for how Shadow was going to receive his critical medical...
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  • BRUCE
    Poor Bruce got too excited during playtime one day and ended up tumbling down a flight of stairs. His military family of four was under financial restraints already. No one could fathom the thought of losing Bruce, but...
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  • OSIRIS
    This sweet lapdog ate something he shouldn’t have and ended up with a stomach ulcer requiring surgery. Osiris has a very special bond with the teenage daughter in his family. In fact, she even wrote us a thank...
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  • SUKI
    This precious three-year-old Shih Tzu ended up with multiple, x-large bladder stones. Suki was in a great deal of pain, but her owner couldn’t afford the surgery to relieve her. When she contacted FACE, she was desperate for...
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  • BRODY
    This adorable Yorkie’s family was heartbroken when his minor breathing issues escalated to a collapsed trachea. This emergency surgery was required to be done by a specialist, thus making it extremely expensive. Brody was only four at the time...
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  • JOJO
    This adorable little cat was unfortunate enough to get stuck with a condition that caused his immune system to break down his teeth. The veterinarian was recommending a full mouth extraction to ensure JoJo’s safety and quality of...
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  • DEXTER
    This sweet pit-bull/mastiff mix broke free from his house one day and ended up getting hit by a car. Dexter’s parents were absolutely devastated, but knew there was no way they could afford his emergency surgery on their...
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  • LILLY
    Sweet Lilly had only been with her new adoptive mom for one month when she was injured so severely that she couldn’t walk. Lilly’s mom had been disabled for the last 20 years, and she had recently gotten...
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  • TWO SOCKS
    Meet Two-Socks! This cutie has one of the most amazing stories! Two-Socks came to San Diego after being rescued from Hurricane Harvey. His two broken legs desperately needed surgery, but his owner had no means to afford such...
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  • OLIVE
    Sweet Olive, a five-year-old Poodle mix, was adopted two years ago by a local military family. Her “mom” began to worry when her normally active and playful pup began acting lethargic. When she got up she would cry...
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  • Words of Thanks
    We created our Words of Thanks video to show our friends and supporters the incredible impact they have made for pets and families in our community. Our work of saving lives would not be possible without you!
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  • GIZMO
    Meet Gizmo! Our 16 year old feline friend was unfortunate enough to get stuck with a bone infection that required amputation. Gizmo’s parents were heartbroken at the thought of losing him, but also struggling as it was to...
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  • RUBIE
    Meet Rubie! This tiny pup ended up with a fractured femur after playing a little too hard with her new family. With a little one on the way, Rubie’s parents were struggling to keep up with various bills...
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  • GIALAI
    Meet Gialai! This cutie developed pyometra, one of the most common (and expensive!) health issues we see in grantees. Unfortunately her mom was going through a financially straining time with family issues and didn’t have the funds to...
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  • COOKIE
    Meet Cookie! This playful pup was in need of assistance after fracturing her leg. Cookie’s dad was devastated to learn of her injury after he had worked for 2 years to rescue this sweet pitbull from a dangerous...
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  • CAMI
    Meet Cami! This adorable shih tzu was diagnosed with pyometra and had a mammary mass that needed to be removed. Struggling with cancer himself, Cami’s owner was heartbroken to hear his best friend was now facing a similar...
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  • Mischa
    Meet Mischa! This adorable Whippet mix developed bladder stones and desperately needed surgery in order to survive. Her loving mom was recently widowed and struggling to make ends meet. With so much loss in her life, she was...
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  • Molly
    Little Molly was naughty one day and tore apart a pillow and ate the stuffing. She needed it removed from her stomach- to the tune of almost $2,000. Her parents were living paycheck to paycheck and already supporting...
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  • Theo
    Meet Theo, a rescue cat who is loved dearly by his mom. Poor Theo was hit by a car one day and found by the side of the road.  After taking him to the vet, they found out...
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