Patty Mendez


Patty is a long time animal lover. She worked for the SPCA of Tampa Bay for three years prior to moving to California. She then worked for the San Diego Humane Society for eight years, doing a little bit of everything! Patty has extensive experience in guest relations in the animal welfare sector, veterinary care, and grief counseling for pet owners. In her free time she enjoys softball, painting, crocheting, and gardening. She and her boyfriend, a veterinarian, have two beloved pups: a mini-Dachshund named Karma and a Yorkie mix named John Wayne.

At FACE, Patty manages our Save-A-Life Program. She assists pet owners and veterinary hospitals in applying for FACE’s financial assistance, guiding them every step of the way. She oversees all incoming cases and inquiries. Patty also handles FACE’s Community Outreach Program, which currently partners with local homeless organizations to provide resources to pet owners in need.

“I love FACE because we don’t hope to make a difference, we know that we can make a difference. We may be small but we have HUGE hearts, we are strong and we fight to make an impact on what we believe in. We will help the community, help families and their pets stay together, and end economic euthanasia.”