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!
Poor little Thor is a 7 month old Yorkie who suffered a fall while home alone one day and fractured two of his delicate legs.
Thor’s parents were desperate to come up with the funds for the surgery needed to repair his legs. They began a fundraising campaign but were unable to raise enough. Thor’s vet, California Veterinary Specialists, referred Thor’s parents to FACE.
With a financial grant, we were able to cover the remaining amount needed for Thor’s critical surgery. Please join us in wishing sweet Thor a speedy recovery!
April 11th is National Pet Day, a great time to celebrate our pets…and to raise awareness about the many dogs, cats, and other animals waiting for their new forever families in shelters right now!
Pictured above is recent FACE Success Story Pup, a 9 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier diagnosed with intervertebral disc disease (IVDD). Pup received life-saving spinal surgery with the help of a FACE grant and is now doing well!