Happy Monday from FACE Success Story, Maau! Maau is a sneaky kitty who escaped from his house one day only to return severely hurt. He was hit by a car, and was left with a fracture and some open wounds. His owner, a senior citizen with a fixed income, could not afford the cost of the treatment he needed all at once. She was devastated when she had to tell her young granddaughter she supports that keeping Maau might not be an option for them. Luckily, the great staff at Veterinary Specialty Hospital of North County referred them to FACE who with their help was able to get Maau the treatment he needed to return home. Special thanks to FACE Life Sponsor Kristina Gagliardoni for helping to save Maau.
We would like to thank the Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo who have provided a generous grant to the FACE Foundation to create the Petco Foundation Cancer Fund! This is a special gift that will be used only to treat pets who have been diagnosed with cancer, a condition that typically does not fall within FACE funding criteria. With the help of the Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo, we will be able to save even more lives in our community!
FACE’s 5K Doggie Dash is coming! https://roadrunnersports.fundly.com/doggiedash
Meet Kimmi! Kimmi is a 4 year old Lhasa Apso who recently found herself in some serious trouble. Over a period of about 3 days, she stopped eating, became sick, and could not urinate at all. After a trip to the vet, Kimmi was diagnosed with a bladder stone that had to be removed as soon as possible for her to survive. Kimmi’s “mom” is an elderly woman living off of her fixed retirement income, so this unexpected cost was not something she was prepared for. She was able to get some help from family, but it still wasn’t enough to cover the cost of Kimmi’s emergency surgery. In an effort to assist Kimmi, Shadowridge Veterinary Hospital reached out to FACE who fortunately was able to help with this life-saving treatment. Special thanks to FACE Life Sponsor the ASPCA for helping to save Kimmi.
Meet Jake! This adorable Lab got into the trash and swallowed a corn cob he shouldn’t have. It ended up making Jake terribly sick, and he needed surgery to remove it fast otherwise it could have been fatal. Jake’s mom was so saddened when she found out how much this emergency treatment would cost. A single unemployed woman, the sudden cost of the surgery was not something she could handle financially. She had previously adopted Jake from a service dog group who couldn’t use him in their program because he was a little too excitable, but she loved that about him. She couldn’t imagine having to put him down because she couldn’t afford the surgery. Thankfully, Veterinary Specialty Hospital of North County talked to her about FACE, who with their help was able to assist with Jake’s life-saving surgery. Special thanks to the Woltman Family for helping to save Jake.