San Diego’s FACE Foundation

Calling All Veterinarians!

The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) is on a mission to save lives. FACE’s Executive Director Brooke Haggerty has packed her bags and hit the road with FACE mascot “Bella.” Next stops: every veterinary hospital in San Diego County. FACE is a San Diego non-profit that works with local veterinarians to save lives of pets in need of emergency care. Out of over 200 San Diego veterinary hospitals, FACE has partnered with 115 to assist critically ill or injured pets through their Save-a-Life Program. Through outreach to new potential partners, FACE hopes to expand their Save-a-Life Program to ensure that no pet is left behind.

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Benefits of Pet Sitting

Furry Legs of Love, Inc. is one of the first pet sitting companies that specializes in the care of pets with medical and behavioral concerns. They select pet sitters tailored specifically to the needs of you and your pets and are veterinary technicians that are knowledgeable about most medical conditions. Due to their training and background, they can administer medical treatments at home that you would receive at your veterinarian’s office or animal hospital per a veterinarian’s instructions and have experience in emergency and specialty nursing care.

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Kids - Tide Pools!

Here in San Diego, the best time to go to the tide pools is in the winter! That is when low tide happens during the day so you can see lots of sea life trapped in small pools in the rocky coastline. Put on some good shoes so you don’t slip and ask your parents to take you to tide pools in La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Solana Beach or Encinitas. These are just some of the fish and marine invertebrates you might see if you are lucky!

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Make It A Date - Winter 2016

January: Adopt a Rescued Bird Month.

Happy Adopt A Rescued Bird Month! There are thousands of companion birds that are abandoned each year and are in need of loving and permanent homes. This January we encourage you to consider adopting a bird or volunteering at a local bird rescue and giving of your time.

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Traveling With Pets

Sometimes you need to travel with your pet. Sometimes you want to travel with your pet. Southwest Airlines allows small vaccinated domestic cats and dogs to travel with you in-cabin under the seat in front of you in an appropriate carrier. Animals are not allowed to travel in-cabin on international flights.

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Doggie Street Festival

San Diego's own homegrown Doggie Street Festival was the perfect event for pet lovers to have a great time with their dogs and meet rescue groups to help get dogs and cats adopted. This public service adopt-a-thon and companion animal celebration provides a shopping extravaganza, specialty vendors and partners such as Veterinary Specialty Hospital, SoftSurg, SNAP San Diego, Petco Unleashed and the San Diego Humane Society and more were in attendance.

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San Diego’s FACE Foundation

A Vital Resource for Local Seniors, Human and Animal Alike.

San Diego resident Ruth is a single pet owner like many other seniors. She brought her Lhasa Apso named Kimmi into her life for companionship and the two are inseparable. Last year, Kimmi experienced a medical emergency due to a urinary blockage which required surgery. Unfortunately, Ruth could not afford this unexpected cost on her Social Security income. In desperation, she reached out to the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE), which provided a grant for Kimmi's treatment. Without this financial assistance, Kimmi would have been euthanized.

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Local Wildlife

Local Wildlife.

Hey Kids, even though you may think that San Diego is a big city, there is still lots of wildlife where we live if you keep your eyes open and know where to look!

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