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.

  • Sugar the Survivor
    In August of 2018, Sugar, a sweet cat, fell out of a window and suffered multiple injuries including jaw fractures, skull fractures and a leg injury. She was anemic, had infections and was in severe pain. When her...
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  • FINN
    Finn is a one-year-old domestic short hair who lives a simple life lounging with his family. When Finn was suddenly unable to urinate one day, his mom immediately rushed him to the emergency hospital. Diagnostics revealed that Finn...
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  • EVIE
    When Evie, a normally energetic and playful puppy suddenly became lethargic and unable to eat, her family knew something was wrong. At Mohnacky Animal Hospital of Carlsbad, xrays confirmed that Evie had ingested a foreign body which would...
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  • SQUEEGEE
    Meet Squeegee! Squeegee is a three-year-old maltese-mix who was taken to the emergency hospital after getting out of the gate at her home and being hit by a car. Squeegee was taken to Veterinary Specialty Hospital, where she was...
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  • LUNA
    Luna, a 13-week-old border collie mix, was hospitalized at Veterinary Specialty Hospital after ingesting tree bark. Her dad works two jobs to make ends meet and reached out to FACE after exhausting all his funds on her hospitalization. Luna needed...
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  • DETECTIVE SNOOTS
    Meet…Detective Snoots! This adorable pomeranian needed FACE assistance after developing pyometra, a deadly infection of the uterus. Detective Snoots was receiving care at FACE partner, Shadowridge Veterinary Hospital, who referred her owners to us for help. Pyometra is a...
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  • BELLA
    Bella is a seven-year-old chihuahua mix who required full teeth extractions in order to prevent an impending jaw fracture. Bella is a huge support for her mom, who considers Bella “her daughter”. Bella’s mom is going through a...
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  • BANDIT
    Six-year-old Boston terrier, Bandit, was playing a bit too rough with his dad one day when he injured his eye. Bandit’s injury was so severe, he ended up needing his eye removed. His dad worked tirelessly to come...
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  • MOUSE
    Meet Mouse! With the support of our network of donors, FACE was able to help Mouse when she needed an emergency ovariohysterectomy. At the time of Mouse’s emergency, her and her family had just recently been evacuated due...
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  • SAMMY
    10-year-old Sammy was in urgent need of surgery when his bladder ruptured. Sammy’s “mom” is on a fixed income and had no way of paying for the necessary procedure to save her best friend. Friends of FACE, Mohnacky...
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  • JACK
    At only 13-weeks old, Jack, the Jack Russell terrier, jumped from the couch and suffered a broken leg. Jack had just recently found his forever home and his parents were absolutely devastated to see their adored puppy in...
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  • AUTUMN
    When Tammy noticed her normally happy and hungry Shih Tzu, Autumn, not eating, she suspected something was wrong. A visit to the veterinarian led Tammy to understand Autumn was in need of an abdominal exploratory in order to...
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  • JACKIE
    Jackie was taken to the emergency veterinarian after he was hit by a car. Jackie, who is normally an indoor cat, snuck out when his mom was taking out the garbage and she didn’t notice. She later found...
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  • SAMMY
    Sweet Sammy, a 10-year-old chihuahua-mix, was out with his mom for a walk one day when a stray dog attacked him. Still in complete shock, Sammy’s mom rushed him to the Pet Emergency and Specialty Center where it...
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  • CASH
    Cash is a 13-month-old domestic short hair cat who was hospitalized with suspicion of foreign body obstruction. Radiographs confirmed a dense metal object was in his stomach and would need to be removed via gastrotomy. Cash’s “mom”, Valerie,...
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  • IVY
    Ivy was adopted 9 years ago by her “mom,” a self-employed woman living in La Mesa. Last week, Ivy suddenly got very sick. She was vomiting, wouldn’t eat or drink water, and was extremely lethargic. After taking her...
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  • MONKEY
    Monkey is a seven-year-old rottweiler who was rushed to the emergency hospital when his mom noticed him suddenly struggling to walk. Monkey received an MRI from FACE partner hospital, VCA Animal Specialty Group, where it was confirmed he...
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  • TEDDY
    Teddy is an 8-year-old spaniel-mix who has been with his family since he was a puppy. One day, in a bout of excitement, he ran into the street to greet his owners and was unexpectedly hit by a...
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  • CHIQUITIN
    Chiquitin is a seven-year-old adorable Chihuahua who has been with his family all his life. His “mom,” Angelina, is disabled and lives with her working son, Jose, who helps to support their family. Chiquitin’s family adores him, and...
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  • BUTTERSCOTCH
    Here at FACE, we love to help all pets, we just don’t get many opportunities to help animals other than dogs and cats. When we received a call about “Butterscotch”, a five-year-old guinea pig who needed an eye...
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