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.

  • 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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  • MR. MUSTACHE
    Meet…..Mr. Mustache! Mr. Mustache, a 7-year-old corgi, was brought into Veterinary Specialty Hospital when his parents noticed him dragging his back legs. He received a neurology consult with Dr. Stevenson who confirmed surgery was required for the best...
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  • KIRBY
    8-year-old Kirby required emergency surgery when he was diagnosed with a urinary blockage. Kirby’s mom was financially strained having funded Kirby’s emergency care to relieve this same condition twice before. She reached out to FACE for help saving...
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  • HEMI
    Hemi is an 11-year-old Pomeranian who was brought to the emergency veterinarian after being attacked by another dog. Hemi was diagnosed with a severe fracture that required surgical operation. When Hemi’s family found out the estimated cost of...
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  • MAX
    12-year-old Max is a miniature pinscher who was taken to the veterinary hospital after his eye was scratched by a cat. Max’s mom pursued medical management, but his vision could not be regained and it was soon determined ...
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  • FLUFFY
    Fluffy is an 11-year-old Lhasa Apso who required emergency surgery after being diagnosed with pyometra, a deadly infection of the  uterus. Fluffy’s mom was absolutely heartbroken upon hearing this life-threatening diagnosis. Fluffy has been her companion for over...
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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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  • 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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