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.

  • 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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  • BRUIN
    FACE is very lucky to have a small (but impactful!) dental fund. Because of this fund, were were able to save this sweet cat, Bruin. Bruin’s dental issues were so severe that he had suffered weight loss on...
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  • BING BONG
    Sweet Bing Bong was taken to the emergency hospital after his mom found him unable to urinate. Bing Bong had previously struggled with this issue and his mom was aware he needed to be seen immediately. His mom...
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  • NORMAN
    This energetic boxer ended up with a broken leg after jumping down the stairs. Norman’s parents couldn’t afford his emergency surgery on top of caring for two small children and a disabled family member. The hospital that Norman...
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  • MAKOA
    This sweet pug was involved in a terrible hit-and-run one day while walking with his mom. Makoa’s mom was devastated, but as a single-mom with two children to support, could not afford to pay for Makoa’s emergency surgery....
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  • NEMO
    Meet Nemo! This sweet rescue needed a cacerous tumor removed from his mouth. Nemo’s mom had just made it through cancer treatments for her dog, Emma, when Nemo was diagnosed. She reached out to FACE to help save...
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  • CATO
    Meet Cato! This sweet dalmation needed FACE’s help after ending up with painful bladder stones that required surgical removal. Cato had needed the same surgery a couple months ago, and his single parent mom had exhausted all her...
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  • DALLAS
    Meet Dallas! The adorable border collie on the left was injured after playing with a much larger golden retriever. At only 6 months old, Dallas desperately needed a surgery to repair the fracture in his leg. His owner...
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  • PABLO
    Meet Pablo! This adorable terrier mix broke his jaw after sneaking out of his house one day. Pablo needed emergency surgery to repair the severe fracture. Pablo’s family invested thousands of dollars into his medical care, but still...
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