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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Korean Dog Rescue

29 dogs destined for slaughter as part of the Korean dog meat trade found refuge with San Diego Humane Society as part of a Humane Society International rescue effort.

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Helping our War Heroes

Veterinary Specialty Hospital (VSH) San Diego is honored to support our 2- and 4-legged service members any way we can. Besides offering active military and service dog discounts, being an ongoing sponsor of the Navy Woof Walk, and providing treats and toys at the international Wounded Warrior games held earlier this year at Camp Pendleton, VSH staff member Kelly had a very special experience while volunteering at the USO of San Diego. Here is her story.

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FACE Foundation’s Closets for a Cause

How Style Saves Lives.

Since 2006, the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) has found creative ways to raise money for animals in need of emergency veterinary care. The non-profit was established to eliminate "economic euthanasia" in San Diego County and has enlisted the help of community members to contribute in unexpected ways. The Closets for a Cause consignment program is one of FACE's longest-running fundraising efforts, turning spring-cleaning into a vehicle for giving back.

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To spay or not to spay… it really even a question?

Sally had an unplanned litter of puppies. At the time, she was a stray and just a pup herself. One day, someone saw Sally alone on the side of the road and brought her into the local shelter. We don't know for certain what became of her puppies, but it's safe to assume they probably experienced the same hardships that Sally did – either living on the streets, or ending up in a shelter. Sally's story epitomizes the problem of animal overpopulation.

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Add a Little Chicken Soup for the Soul to Your Life… Adopting a Pet.

Chicken Soup for the Soul was happy to help San Diego's Second Chance Dog Rescue this fall by donating 5,000 pounds of dog food. Everyone who adopted a dog went home with not only a fabulous new family member, but also a bag of dog food and a copy of the new bestseller, "Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dog Did What?"

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FACE Tree of Life Mural

Honoring a Beloved Pet's Memory while Saving Lives.

Pets are family, and we want to provide them with a memorial that dignifies the special place they take in our hearts and lives. The FACE Foundation's Tree of Life mural gives pet owners this opportunity, while paying it forward to help local animals in need of critical care.

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What’s New at Lions, Tigers & Bears

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Lions Tigers & Bears is a unique organization where people can learn about and view exotic animals you might not ever get to see up close. Lions, Tigers & Bears is a federally and state licensed non-profit rescue facility dedicated to providing a safe haven for unwanted and abused Big Cats, bears and other exotic animals. The facility is a no kill, no breed, no sell, rescue and educational facility that allows the animals in its care the opportunity to live out their lives in dignity in a caring and safe environment.

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Hula Bunnies

San Diego House Rabbit Society.

Bunnies, bunnies and more bunnies! Attendees visited craft booths with rabbit-themed gifts, vets who treat rabbits, bunny games, kids' corner, Lagomorph Lounge and more! All funds benefitted San Diego House Rabbit Society, dedicated to the rescue, spay/neuter and adoption of companion rabbits in San Diego County.

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Embracing trust in the face of uncertainty.

Sometimes, the smallest things fill up the most space in our hearts. This sentiment rings especially true for the staff and volunteers at San Diego Humane Society who have cared for sweet little Spike.

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