About Us

Established in 2006, The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity, whose mission is to enhance and preserve the quality of life of animals by providing access to necessary medical care and education. Based on established criteria, FACE provides financial grants to animal owners who are unable to partially or fully cover the cost of their pet’s emergency or critical care.

As many people today experience increasing economic challenges, their pets are suffering too. The number of people who cannot afford critical medical care for their sick or injured pet is growing at an alarming rate.

In what is being labeled as ‘economic euthanasia,’ these beloved companions are being euthanized because their owners cannot afford the often unexpected cost of treatment needed to save their lives. The FACE Foundation was created to address this tragedy. What started out as a beautiful vision to stop the surrender and euthanasia of beloved family pets, has become a supportive center where families in crisis can get a helping hand to save their pets’ lives.

The FACE Foundation is the first of its kind in San Diego County. While there are wonderful charitable groups focused on finding homes for pets without families, there are no other organizations that are singularly dedicated to saving the lives of pets that are already in loving homes, but whose families cannot pay for all or part of the emergency or critical care they need to survive.

FACE relies solely on donations to continue its mission of providing access to life saving veterinary care and to enhance and preserve the quality of life for these loving pets.

Please check out our Success Stories page to look at some of the animals FACE has been able to assist.

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32 thoughts on “About Us

  1. The “Success stories” link doesn’t work either, just so you know. You provide a greatly needed service. I hate it when I learn that people have to put their pets to sleep, simply because they cannot afford the care.

  2. Thanks for liking my blog post. I love animals as well as writing about them. Your foundation is doing work I haven’t heard of previously i.e. helping the pet owners who cannot afford to get their pets the required treatment. All the best to you guys.

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  4. I have a wonderful loving male Chihuahua, named Iggy, he is having some issues with a couple of teeth, in the back, we have a vet he sees for shots, and normal care claw trimming and such, our vet informed me that his teeth needed pulled he has been on antibiotics for infection and he also said he has a heart murmur, the cost of pulling him teeth, which requires him being put under we cannot afford, he is a great part of our family and my husband is on disability and that’s our only income, needing assistance.

  5. I just dont know what else to do. 😭my 9 yr doxie, Daisys had a mass removed yesterday. But she hasnt stopped crying since we got home last night😢 i called south coast pet hospital where surgrry was done and they told me its normal and pretty much brushed me off.
    Im not trying to bad mouth them or anything but tbh im extremely unhappy with the way they did it. She has a drain in still .. that , honestly, looks like a 5 yr old did it blindfolded. Ive been a wreck the last 48 hrs. Shes in sooooo much pain and its literally breaking my heart seeing her like this.

    To be quite frank i think its beyond the scope of “normal” for her crying. They gave me tramadol, carprofen,cefpodoxine but its not working AT ALL.😭😭😭 she hasnt moved at all since we got home. She cant even move her leg out from under her by herself ,forcing me to lift her up to straighten out her legs. I also was concerned that the bandage is wrapped way too tightly. It looks very uncomfortable and painful. They gave me no instructions on how to care for her. No number to call in case something goes wrong after hours, they didnt even schedule the follow up to have the drain removed until i asked them about it today. Which is when they scheduled her to come back on thursday. They basically couldnt care less. Im trying to find out what the proper way to care for her while she has the drain in is and what the timline is for it to be removed or standard procedure is following the removal surgery id really appreciate it. Im scared shes gonna die on me. I cant even move her to take her to get checked😭 im completely lost and overwhelmed. Please help.😣😭😢 oh and she hasnt even gone potty since we’ve been home.

    Any and all insight, comments, suggestions, advice appreciated. Please share as well

    • Caroline, based on the name of your pet hospital, it looks like you live in Santa Ana. FACE works with San Diego area veterinary partners, but we would urge you to contact your veterinarian or take your dog to an emergency vet clinic if you feel she needs urgent care. I am forwarding your note to FACE staff, but please do contact your vet or an emergency vet in your area. Best of luck to you and Daisy.

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