This sweet 4 year old Poodle-mix is named Bear, even though he looks more like a little lamb!
Bear presented to the Veterinary Specialty Hospital here in San Diego after his mom found him dragging his back legs. Upon consultation, VSH’s neurology team diagnosed Bear as having intervertebral disc disease, or IVDD. If not treated quickly, IVDD can lead to paralysis. Bear only had a small window to get surgery before his condition could rapidly decline.
Bear and his mom, Amber, are best friends. Bear came into her life during an extremely difficult time and has provided her with unconditional love and support for the last four years. Amber spent everything she had getting Bear diagnosed, and when she found out he needed surgery she was devastated. She couldn’t imagine losing her best friend simply because she couldn’t afford his care, but also had no idea where she could come up with the funds in such a short amount of time.
After talking with the staff at VSH, Amber quickly applied for assistance from FACE. After reviewing Bear’s application, we were able to provide a grant for his emergency surgery. We’re happy to report that Bear’s surgery was a total success and he got to return home with his mom to recover. Thanks to our supporters for helping us save pets like Bear every day!
Meet Luka, a five-year-old Spaniel mix who was presented to the veterinary hospital with severe bladder stones. Luka’s mom fundraised extensively to help her sweet dog, but was still unable to afford the entire cost of the procedure.
She contacted FACE looking for a helping hand in saving her best friend. With the helpful doctors and staff at Banfield Pet Hospital, Luka was able to have her emergency cystotomy surgery and return to fun-filled days with her mom!
Meet Gypsy! This adorable pup took off running right into the street where she was hit by a car and left with a fractured femur. Her “dad,” a single student living off of his financial aid, tried as hard as he could to raise the money for the cost of her surgery, but was unable to raise enough to cover the entire cost. Thankfully, he was able to reach out to FACE who with the help of Mohnacky Animal Hospital of Carlsbad was able to help Gypsy get the surgery she needed. Special thanks to FACE Life Sponsor Narrow Gate Foundation for helping to save Gypsy.
Meet Sam! Sam had a bad habit if chewing on everything, so when his “parents” noticed that Sam was not eating, they knew something was wrong. As it turns out, Sam had swallowed some plastic and needed an emergency surgery to remove it. With twins on the way and two kids at home already, the cost of the surgery was not something Sam’s owners could afford. Thankfully, with the help of Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital, FACE was able to help Sam get the surgery he needed to save his life. Special thanks to FACE Life Sponsor Francis Hamilton White for helping to save Sam.
Meet Brave! This little girl’s name really says a lot about her! Brave was found as an abandoned kitten alongside her sister, and when her adopted “mom” took her into the vet things weren’t looking so good. Brave had a very serious eye infection and needed an enucleation (an eye removal) fast before the infection took over. Her “mom” had a baby on the way and was only living off of her disability income. After doing all that she could to fund-raise for Brave, including teaming up with her friends and family to collect money from recycling, she still couldn’t afford the entire cost of the surgery. Luckily, she reached out to FACE who with the help of Plaza Boulevard Pet Hospital was able to help fund Brave’s surgery. Special thanks to FACE Life Sponsor Peaceful Paws Pet Cremation & Memorials for helping to save Brave.