Meet Cleo: FACE’s 2,000th Life Saved!

Last month, San Diego resident Sean noticed a small, green-eyed tabby cat visiting outside of his apartment. She continued to stop by, and the two formed a friendship. Sean soon found out that Cleo had been abandoned and was not able to return to her owners. Having grown fond of Cleo, Sean decided it was meant to be and adopted this young kitty who needed a home.

Cleo was used to life as an indoor-outdoor cat before Sean adopted her. After one of her trips outdoors, it was taking her longer than usual to return home. Cleo finally showed up late one night at Sean’s doorstep, dirty and crying in pain. Sean rushed Cleo to Bodhi Animal Hospital in North Park. After an exam, it was determined that Cleo had a broken leg requiring surgery. Bodhi suspected she was hit by a car, one of the many dangers of allowing pets outdoors with no supervision. Without treatment, euthanasia is the recommended course for animals who have severe injuries.

Sean didn’t want Cleo to suffer but did not have what was needed to cover the emergency costs of the surgery required. Thankfully, Cleo’s veterinarian referred Sean to FACE, and we were able to assist with her life-saving surgery.

Cleo marks FACE’s 2,000th life saved!

She is still on the road to recovery and will remain an indoor cat from now on.  (FACE grantees agree to spay/neuter their pets and keep them safely inside.)

FACE continues to grow each year and has now saved over 2,000 pets in partnership with more than 150 veterinary hospitals throughout San Diego County, all of which generously discount their services for FACE.

We are so grateful to all our supporters and veterinary partners who make our mission to end economic euthanasia and save pets and help families possible!


11 thoughts on “Meet Cleo: FACE’s 2,000th Life Saved!

  1. Congratulations! Once again a great saving story. I wish people would understand how dangerous is to let a cat outside alone. It is very common here in countryside, and people think it is right to let them wander around. We are here only ones having a cat in a leash, and I am sure they laugh at us.

    • Yes, educating people on keeping their cats safe indoors is so important! So many people let their cats out alone…and many of the cats are also not spayed or neutered–which means too many kittens!

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