This little cutie is Chica! Chica is a senior Chihuahua mix who was suffering from advanced gum disease that caused her quite a bit of pain. Chica needed multiple tooth extractions to relieve her pain and allow her to eat comfortably. Chica's loving mom is on a fixed income and could not afford the full … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Chica!
Cute little Ruby is a one year old Chihuahua-Poodle mix. Recently, Ruby lost her appetite and began to vomit. A vet visit revealed that poor Ruby had a piece of chewed bone lodged at the base of her esophagus. Ruby needed emergency surgery to remove it and save her life. Her family has been struggling … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Ruby!
Cute little Milbert is a two year old Dachshund who got into a bit of trouble recently when he ingested some feminine products and got an intestinal blockage. Milbert needed life-saving emergency surgery, but his mom only just recently found a new job after being unemployed during the pandemic, and she was unable to afford … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Milbert!
Twelve year old Justin is the beloved pet in a San Diego military family. He began to experience severe pain while walking and his veterinarian diagnosed him with intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), a degenerative spinal condition requiring immediate surgery to relieve his pain. Justin's family could not afford the full cost of his surgery and … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Justin
2020 was a difficult year for all of us. For the 344 families helped by FACE grants last year, the hardships were compounded by their pets’ life-threatening veterinary emergencies. Many of our grantees saw changes to their financial situations during the height of the pandemic. When their pets needed emergency medical treatment, FACE and our … Continue reading FACE By the Numbers: Highlights from Our 2020 Annual Report