Meet FACE Success Story Fenway!

This adorable furball posing with his equally adorable human family is Fenway!

Fenway got into a little trouble recently when he swallowed one of his human sister’s toys.  He needed emergency surgery to remove the obstruction.

With the help of a FACE grant, our friends at the Animal Emergency Clinic of San Diego were able to give Fenway the treatment he needed, and at a discounted rate!

Sending our best wishes to Fenway and his family for a long and happy life together!


Cute Alert! Meet FACE Success Story Coco

This adorable pup is Coco, pictured here with his very best friend!

Recently, Coco had a bad landing when he jumped off the bed and broke his leg.

Coco’s family was devastated when they heard that the cost of surgery to repair his leg was more than they could afford.

Besides raising funds on their own, Coco’s owners also reached out to FACE for help.

A grant funded by our supporters, including Life Sponsor Spearhead Captial, enabled Coco to get his needed surgery (at a discounted rate) from our friends at the Pet Emergency and Specialty Center.

Thanks to all of our friends and supporters for helping us save beloved family pets like Coco!


Meet FACE Animaltarian Award Winner Loving Hands Veterinary Services

Saying good-bye to our treasured animal companions is the hardest thing we have to do as pet parents.

Dr. Tiffany Palozzi and Dr. Stephanie Schneider are the pair behind Loving Hands Veterinary Services.  They provide caring, in-home euthanasia services for beloved pets when it is time to cross the rainbow bridge.

Our final Animaltarian Award recipient Loving Hands is a long-time supporter of FACE’s mission to end economic euthanasia.

The company participates in our In-Memory Program, providing a donation when their patients pass on, which in turn helps to give the gift of life to a future pet in need.

Dr. Palozzi and her family are also frequent volunteers at FACE’s fundraising events, always willing to give their time and support to help us save pets.

Thank you to Loving Hands for all you do to help pets and their people!


Meet FACE Animaltarian Award Winner Sandie Lampe

We are looking forward to honoring our good friend–and dedicated San Diego animal advocate–Sandie Lampe at our upcoming Animaltarian Awards on September 29th.

Sandie has dedicated much of her professional career in the media to raising awareness about pet well-being and animal welfare.

She is an award-winning pet writer for San Diego Home & Garden Lifestyles Magazine.  Sandie is also an on-air personality at San Diego’s KUSI News, where she hosts the station’s popular “Pet Patrol” segment.

We are lucky to have this leading pet lifestyle expert as a FACE friend and supporter.  Not only does Sandie help us spread the word about our life-saving mission to end pet economic euthanasia through her magazine and television work, she is also a FACE Foundation Advisory Committee member, lending us her considerable public relations expertise.

Thank you, Sandie, for all you do to help San Diego pets!


FACE “Animaltarian Awards” Honors La Jolla Veterinary Hospital

On September 29th, FACE will be hosting our Animaltarian Awards, honoring some of our local San Diego area animal heroes.  We’ll be profiling each award recipient in the coming weeks, starting with our friends at La Jolla Veterinary Hospital!

La Jolla Vet has been taking care of pets for nearly 70 years.  They consistently rank among the best veterinary practices in San Diego.

La Jolla Vet has also been a dedicated supporter of animal welfare in San Diego, including FACE’s mission to end economic euthanasia by providing financial assistance to pet owners seeking critical veterinary care.

Among the many ways La Jolla Veterinary Hospital supports FACE is their annual Paws & Pints charitable fundraiser held every summer.  This year alone $15,000 of donations raised at the event went to help fund FACE’s life-saving work!

The hospital also often sponsors FACE’s annual fundraising events, like our Bags & Baubles shopping event and Invitational Golf Tournament, allowing us to raise more funds and help even more pets.

Additionally, Hospital Director Stephanie Coolidge serves on FACE’s Advisory Committee, lending her expertise and knowledge about the veterinary industry to provide strategic advice and guide organizational decisions. Stephanie says about the hospital, “Animal welfare is our lifestyle. Not our job, our hobby, nor a fraction of what we do. It is who we are and FACE encompasses all that we believe in.”

Thank you La Jolla Veterinary Hospital for all that you do, we are grateful for your support!