Sugar is a three year old cat who lived with a senior citizen named Charles in an apartment in downtown San Diego. Sadly, Sugar fell 6 stories out of the apartment window.
Charles took Sugar for emergency veterinary care, but her injuries were extensive, and he could not afford the cost of her life-saving treatment. Charles and his veterinarian reached out to FACE for financial assistance.
With a FACE grant, Sugar was able to get the first of two surgeries on her badly broken jaw with our partners at the Pet Emergency and Specialty Center.
Charles was told that Sugar would need extensive aftercare at home after her surgeries, including feeding tubes and medications. Charles realized that he was not up to the demands of caring for such a sick pet and relinquished Sugar to FACE.
This was an unusual situation for FACE, as we are not a shelter or rescue charity, but we could not turn her away. Luckily, our friends at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society agreed to foster Sugar during her long recovery.
Sugar had her second jaw surgery with Southern California Veterinary Dental Specialties and received additional care from our partners at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital. She has been recuperating at Rancho Coastal Humane.
Recently, Sugar was put up for adoption at Rancho Coastal. We are happy to report that Sugar was adopted on the *same day* she became available and is now living with her new “mom” in Chula Vista, CA.
Check out this heartwarming video of sweet Sugar snuggling with her new mom!