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.


30 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.

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