Pepe is a three-year-old cat who lives a simple life with his mom. One day, Pepe’s mom noticed him straining to urinate. Pepe had never had this issue before, so his mom was immediately concerned something was wrong. Together, they took the bus to their local veterinarian, Surfside Animal Hospital. Surfside contacted us immediately when they realized the emergency state Pepe was in. As a senior on a fixed income, Pepe’s mom had nowhere near the funds needed to pay for Pepe’s emergency urinary catheter. The hospital assisted her with applying for FACE assistance. One we reviewed Pepe’s application, we were able to approve for his emergency care! After a few days of hospitalization, Pepe was comfortably able to return home with his mom.