Meet FACE Success Story Copper!

Copper and her dad John live a happy life together. As a veteran, John finds companionship and support in his sweet two-year-old Beagle.

One day, Copper got out the back gate and was hit by a car before John knew she escaped. John heard a yelp and a car horn and ran outside to find Copper on the ground and a car speeding away. John brought Copper inside, where she immediately hid in pain. They went to the veterinarian where Copper was diagnosed with a fractured jaw that would require surgical intervention.

John’s only income comes from his VA pension, and that alone is barely enough to get him through the month. He had no way of coming up with the money to help Copper, but also couldn’t consider leaving her in so much pain.

After John found out about FACE, he quickly reached out to us for help with his best friend. With a financial grant for critical veterinary care from FACE, Copper was able to get the surgery she needed.

We’re happy to report that Copper had a completely successful fracture repair. She and John are back home enjoying life side by side!

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Warmest wishes for a happy Thanksgiving holiday from your friends at FACE!

 

Video: FACE Success Story Jax and His “Dad” Luis

Back in March we introduced you to a very special dog who we had the honor of helping with a grant for emergency veterinary care.

Jax is a certified service dog for Luis, a military veteran who struggles with PTSD.  They were both seriously injured in a car accident with a drunk wrong-way driver.

Both Jax and Luis needed extensive medical treatment.  While Luis was hospitalized, Jax was also getting the veterinary care he needed.

A FACE grant helped Luis and his family pay for Jax’s treatment.

It’s been a long road to recovery for both Jax and Luis, but we are so happy to report that they are doing well.

Jax, Luis, Jax’s “sister” and the law enforcement officer who responded to the scene of the accident were honored guests at our recent golf tournament fundraiser, where we premiered this moving video detailing their story.

Thank you to everyone who supports our mission to save critically ill and injured pets in San Diego!

 

Happy World Kindness Day!

Happy #WorldKindnessDay from success story “Komet” and all of us here at the FACE Foundation!

Thank you to our wonderful veterinary partners, friends, and supporters for all you do to help us save the lives of beloved family pets in need of urgent veterinary care!

 

Sugar’s Journey: Meet a Very Special FACE Success Story

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!