This adorable Golden Retriever is Charlie, a much-loved military family pet. Charlie got into some trouble recently and swallowed a razor. His vets at the Pet Emergency and Specialty Center in La Mesa, CA told Charlie’s parents that he needed emergency surgery.
Charlie’s parents began to raise money for the surgery but needed a little extra help. They applied for a FACE grant and we were able to provide additional funds that enabled Charlie to have the gastrotomy surgery he urgently needed.
Charlie is now back at home recovering with his humans!
This beautiful cat is Abel! Abel was suffering from a urinary blockage and had to go to the vet for treatment. Sadly, he became re-obstruced within 24 hours and needed a perineal urethrostomy (a surgery that permanently opens up the urethra in cats prone to blockages).
Urinary blockages are a common condition in male cats, but can quickly become life-threatening when a cat is unable to urinate.
Money was tight for Abel’s family, so with the help of a FACE grant, he was able to get the surgery he needed to live a normal life again.
Abel’s family reports that he is now home and recovering well from his surgery!
This handsome fellow is a 9 month old Siberian Husky pup named Zeus. Zeus and his human dad were unfortunately involved in a car accident recently. The car was totaled but luckily Zeus’s dad was unhurt.
Zeus initially seemed fine too, although he was tossed about a little in the back seat. It was only later at home that he began to show signs that he was unwell. His veterinarian diagnosed Zeus with intussusception, a condition where one segment of the intestines slides (or “telescopes”) into another.
Zeus required surgery to fix his urgent medical problem, and the combination of an unexpected car accident and a veterinary emergency were financially difficult for his family to handle.
With the help of a grant from FACE, Zeus was able to get the surgery he needed and is now back at home recovering with his family!