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.

  • DREAM
    Meet the adorable Dream! Dream raced outside of her house one day and was hit by a car. At only nine months old, her family was devastated to find out she had a broken femur that needed immediate...
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  • FACE Saves 2,000th Life!
    Last month, San Diego resident, Sean, noticed a small, green-eyed tabby cat frequenting outside his apartment. She continued to stop by, and the two started to form a friendship. Eventually, “Cleo” was welcomed into Sean’s home. Sean soon...
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  • FACE Helps Buddies Jax & Luis
    “Jax” and his dad, Luis, headed out for a day of fun and were driving north on the I-5 when a drunk driver, who was driving the wrong way, collided head-on with them. Both Luis and Jax were ejected from their car,...
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  • NALA
    Nala happily found her forever home a couple months ago. Unfortunately, her new family had no idea when they adopted her that she had a presenting medical issue that progressed to needing surgical intervention. Nala became unable to...
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  • CRICKET
    9-month-old Cricket is the center of her adoring family! Her family had been intending to get her spayed, but put the procedure off when a family member suffered a traumatic brain injury. It was during that period that...
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  • RUBY
    Ruby is an adorable cheweenie who has suffered from neurological issues since a young age. Through medical management, she has been able to live a healthy and happy life with her mom. However, this last month Ruby showed...
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  • DOBBIE
    Dobbie needed emergency surgery after suffering an injury sustained while his owner was out of town. As a single parent, his owner was using majority of his income to support his daughter, and unfortunately did not have the...
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  • APOLLO
    Adorable Apollo needed a surgery to repair an old injury that was not corrected properly. His owner had recently fallen on hard times, but was desperately seeking corrective care for his best friend. Apollo’s dad worked hard to...
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  • LORI
    FACE was able to help precious Lori when she was suddenly rushed to the hospital in need of bladder stone removal. Lori was in such severe pain, that her mom was forced to act quickly to save this...
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  • CAESAR
    Caesar, this sweet seven-year-old poodle mix, was taken to the emergency hospital when his owner noticed him struggling to walk. Caesar was moving much slower than normal, and upon doctor’s consult was diagnosed with advanced stage IVDD. Without...
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  • PUMPKIN
    This adorable girl is full of smiles! Pumpkin’s family found her dumped near the Mexico border and took her in as their own. Sweet Pumpkin had only been with her new family for five months when she was...
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  • CHARLIE
    Check out Charlie! Charlie and his mom have been best friends since the first time she saw him at the shelter. They had spent a wonderful 7 years together when suddenly, Charlie was in need of life-saving veterinary...
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  • BERLIOZ
    This sweet little kitty needed emergency care for after he fractured his femur. His mom currently supports all her young siblings, which includes sending any leftover money and savings back home to them. She had not planned for...
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  • DeOhgee
    DeOhgee comes from a BIG lovable family! With two parents and four human siblings, DeOhgee is constantly being adored. His family was devastated when one day DeOhgee was hit by a car. They contacted FACE while on their...
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  • BELLA
    Meet Bella! FACE was contacted to assist Bella after she was attacked by another dog. Bella’s condition began as critical, and she was hospitalized for almost a week receiving supportive care. When Bella finally stabilized, her owner faced...
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  • SIMBA
    Sweet Simba was struck by a car after he broke off his leash while on a walk one day. The one-year-old terrier mix was rushed to the ER where he was diagnosed with a fractured pelvis. Simba’s mom...
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  • ROMEO
    Lovable Romeo was playing with some of his friends one day when he slipped and fall down a steep embankment. Romeo’s fall caused him to fracture his pelvis, leaving him in horrible pain. His family gathered what they...
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  • OLLIE
    Meet……Ollie! Sweet Ollie got into something while his owner was away and ended up needing to have it surgically removed from his stomach! His owner was struggling to live paycheck to paycheck and did not have the means...
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  • PEANUT
    “Animal Control advised me that she has been at the shelter twice. I don’t want to be another human that lets her down. She is a sweet little dog and deserves a chance.” FACE was founded with the...
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  • SANDY
    Meet sweet Sandy! We were contacted by our friends at VCA Grossmont Animal Hospital to help with this poor girl who needed some mass removals. We’re so lucky to have such great animal advocates at our partner hospitals...
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