The FACE Foundation Board recently returned from a strategic planning retreat, hosted by the Best Friends Animal Society at their Sanctuary, which is in beautiful Kanab, Utah. Best Friends operates the largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals in the U.S. Best Friends was founded thirty years ago by a small group of dedicated animal advocates who united together in the mission to save abused and abandoned companion animals, and end the euthanasia of these animals in our nation’s shelters. They serve as a testament to what can be accomplished when people work together for a greater cause, and are a great inspiration to the members of the FACE team.
This strategic planning retreat was completely underwritten by the Board so no FACE funds were used. These sessions are generally held every 3-5 years, so there are always plenty of important topics to discuss. They revisited FACE’s mission and vision, and friends of FACE can expect to see a fine-tuning of our vision statement soon. The Board also discussed a revamping of our marketing and fundraising strategies.
Other exciting news to come out of the strategic planning retreat? We plan to revisit our granting process to put more trust in our valued veterinary partners when it comes to determining how FACE grants will be distributed to pet owners facing financial hardship due to emergency and critical care veterinary services.
We also are very interested in finding ways to help cases that might not be “immediately life-threatening” but the animals’ quality of life would be drastically and negatively impacted without veterinary care. This would potentially broaden our criteria for determining what kinds of cases we can help…with the ultimate goal of saving more lives! At FACE, we remain united in the belief that no beloved family pet should be euthanized because of lack of funds to pay for critical veterinary care. Thanks to all of our friends and supporters, we are working hard to make this goal a reality.