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.

  • LUKA
    Sweet Luka was presented to the veterinary hospital with severe bladder stones. Luka’s mom, Ashley, fundraised extensively to help her sweet dog, but was still unable to afford the entire cost of the procedure. She contacted FACE looking...
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  • SKY
    Although she is typically an indoor cat, six-month-old Sky snuck out of the house one day while her mom was taking out the trash. When her worried mom finally found Sky, she noticed her limping. After a trip...
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  • RAJA
    When four-month-old Raja jumped off the bed one day and broke both his legs, his mom and dad were heartbreakingly considering euthanasia due to the cost of his care. Thankfully, FACE hospital partner, VCA California Veterinary Specialists, informed...
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  • COBAIN
    Cobain is a handsome one-year-old domestic short hair cat who was taken to the emergency hospital when his owner found him struggling to urinate. After visiting friends of FACE, Fire Mountain Veterinary Hospital, Cobain’s mom, Rebecca, was informed...
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  • GRACIE
    Meet Gracie! Gracie is an adorable 2-year-old Chihuahua mix who is a constant best friend to her mom, Julie. Julie struggles with mental health issues, but having Gracie provides her with the constant companionship and support that she...
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  • ATHENA
    17-week-old Athena required surgery after being attacked by another dog. Athena is part of a military family, and at the time of the attack, her dad was away for training. Her mom had no idea how she would...
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  • WILLOW
    Meet Willow! Willow ended up with a fractured leg mysteriously after wandering around outside one day. Dr. Fryer at Veterinary Specialty Hospital was able to repair Willow right back to health and his owner made the decision to...
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  • SHAKIRA
    When Shakira was diagnosed with pyometra, an infection of the uterus, her family had no idea how they would afford her care. They had just lost their other dog to cancer, and were worried sick they would lose...
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  • TEEMO
    Clearly, Teemo is highly sophisticated! He needed FACE assistance for an emergency surgery when he became unable to urinate one day. Unfortunately for Teemo’s dad, this was not the first time Teemo had been diagnosed with struggling to...
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  • MARSHALL
    What a sweet puppy Marshall is! He adores his mom so much, that every time she leaves the room, he follows! However, one day this caused Marshall to jump off of the bed to catch up with his...
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  • ROXIE
    We’re thrilled to share an update on Roxie! This happy girl is recovering at home after having a mast cell tumor removed. The team at California Veterinary Specialists couldn’t help but fall in love with her as they...
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  • CHIMI
    Yes, Chimi is just as sweet as he looks! This adorable chihuahua was outside with his dad one day when he took off chasing a rabbit and was struck by a car. His parents were devastated and heartbroken...
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  • BEAST BOY
    At only 6-months-old, Beast already has a history of chewing on things! When his parents noticed their little guy was sick and unable to keep any food or water down, they rushed him to the emergency hospital. After...
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  • CALICO
    Calico was all smiles when we had an opportunity to see him after his post surgery check-up. At only 8-months old, Calico’s family reached out to FACE for help repairing his injured hip. Friends of FACE, Dr. Pike...
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  • SASHA
    Meet “Sasha”! At only four-months-old and full of energy, Sasha accidentally slipped one day and fractured her leg. When Sasha’s parents took her to California Veterinary Specialists, they were shocked to learn the upfront cost of Sasha’s emergency...
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  • 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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