Meet FACE Success Story Theo!

Cute little Theo is a rescue pup living with a single mom who is both working and studying for a degree.  While she works hard to provide for her family, Theo’s mom wasn’t prepared for his recent veterinary emergency.

Theo began urinating blood and his vet at Mast Blvd. Pet Hospital diagnosed him with a urethral issue that required surgery.  Theo was able to get the surgery he needed thanks to a grant from FACE and is on the way to a full recovery at home with his family!


March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month

An important animal awareness holiday happens in March:  Pet Poison Prevention Month.

The ASPCA urges pet owners to be mindful of the following common pet poison hazards:

  • Household cleaning products
  • Pesticides (insect and rodent)
  • Certain people foods
  • Automotive products (like antifreeze)
  • Medicines (human and pet, Rx and OTC)
  • House and yard plants
  • Certain flea and tick products

Feeling overwhelmed about what’s safe and what’s not?  The ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center has created a free mobile app that covers the toxicity of hundreds of items.  It includes pictures and other tools to help you identify what’s harmful to your pet.

Download the app HERE!


Meet FACE Success Story Lei Lei!

Poor little Lei Lei was just 13 months old when she swallowed a coin that got stuck in her stomach.  Lei Lei needed emergency surgery to remove this foreign body obstruction.

Lei Lei’s family could not afford the full cost of the surgery and reached out to FACE for financial assistance.  Thanks to a FACE grant and our veterinary partners at San Diego’s Pet Emergency and Specialty Center, Lei Lei was able to get her life-saving operation and is now doing well!


Meet FACE Success Story Lucky!

This cute little pup, posing with his human sibling Mia in his cone of shame, is Lucky!

Poor Lucky was hit by a car and broke his leg.  His family could not afford the full cost of his surgery and began to work on raising the funds to pay for it.  They still needed a little extra help and applied to FACE’s Save-A-Life Program.

We’re happy to report that we were able to help, along with a discount from our partners at Veterinary Specialty Hospital, North County.

Lucky is now living up to his name and recovering from his needed surgery!


Meet FACE Success Story Harvey!

How adorable is Harvey?!

This cute 7 year old pup started experiencing weakness in his back legs.  An exam at San Diego’s Veterinary Speciality Hospital showed that Harvey was suffering from a herniated disc and needed spinal surgery.

“The cost was way beyond what we could afford,” said Harvey’s owner.  FACE Life Sponsor Ruggable provided financial assistance to help Harvey get his operation.

He is now on his way to a full recovery at home with his family!