San Diego’s FACE Foundation

Eliminating "Economic Euthanasia" and Helping Families in Crisis.

For most pet-parents, it is difficult to imagine life without the omnipresent love that pets pour into our world. Over 82 million American households have a pet, and most think of their pet as a family member. But what happens if your pet becomes gravely injured or ill and you can't afford the treatment your beloved companion needs to survive? What would you do? Where would you turn? For many, the only option is "economic euthanasia," when pet parents are forced to make the heartbreaking decision of putting their pet to sleep due to financial constraints.

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SeaWorld to the Rescue!

SeaWorld San Diego has one of the most extensive rescue, rehabilitation and return programs in the world. They work closely with, and under a letter of authorization from the National Marine Fisheries Service, which oversees the nation's marine mammal stranding program. SeaWorld has tremendous compassion for ill, injured and stranded animals, and rescues approximately 150 marine mammals as well as hundreds of sea birds every year from San Diego and surrounding areas. Fortunately, they are able to return between 60 and 70 percent of those animals rescued to the wild.

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Pam and Jerry Cesak

a pet's life magazine is passionate about showcasing the people who are making a difference for animals. A couple who represents this passion and dedication are Pam and Jerry Cesak. Philanthropist Pam and Radio Personality of the Jeff and Jer Radio Show Jerry Cesak are kicking off a capital campaign for the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. It is called the Heart Campaign:

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PACE Participants Love Their Pet Time!

Pets make a wonderful difference throughout our lives, from our earliest days to our golden years. For the seniors at St. Paul's PACE, pet therapy, provided through the San Diego Humane Society, is a wonderful way for frail seniors to cope with depression and chronic illness. The PACE program is a health plan for seniors age 55 and older who prefer not to move into a nursing home, but whose medical problems make it impossible for them to stay at home without help from doctors, nurses, social workers and other caregivers. PACE is designed specifically to offer an alternative to institutional living for seniors who live in San Diego and are eligible for nursing home level of care as certified by the California Department of Health Care Services.

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Happily Ever Adopted

Max was picked up by the San Diego Humane Society last year. A few things were immediately clear about the large German Shepherd: he had no eyes, his fur was severely matted and he was incomparably sweet. Despite living in a world blanketed in darkness and receiving substandard care from his former owner, the senior dog was very trusting and affectionate.

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Second Chance Dog Rescue

Second Chance Dog Rescue is one of San Diego's largest and most successful non-profit 501c3 organizations dedicated to saving homeless dogs. All of our dogs are fostered in private homes where they are loved, evaluated, exercised and cuddled. They are socialized with other dogs and in many cases, children. This way, you get a good picture of the dog's personality and quirks. Many of our dogs are surrendered by owners for a variety of reasons: financial, illness in family, deployment or death. Often, surrendered dogs are purebred and fully trained. All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and are microchipped before being adopted.

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Spring Cleaning for Your Pet

by Jessica Remitz for

As you dust off those mops, power washers and vacuums, be sure to add your pet's gear to your spring cleaning to-do list. Dogs and cats tend to be the bearers of major and minor messes, from fur on the furniture to paw-shaped mud tracks on the floor. So focusing on your animal companions could be the key to getting your home in shape for the spring season.

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Lionel Legacy

Saving ONE senior dog at a time

Are you interested in fostering a dog but aren't up for a rambunctious youngster? Consider fostering a senior dog like Lionel.

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Free Flight

Exotic Bird Sanctuary

Established in 1981, Free Flight has evolved into a one of a kind exotic bird sanctuary where birds and people interact. It has been Dr. Robert Stonebreaker's passion since his childhood. His love for birds started at the age of seven and he continued to engage in his life-long dream of creating that perfect sanctuary for all exotic birds. He committed his entire career to becoming a pioneer in avian veterinary medicine and providing a special and unique environment that would create awareness and encourage public interaction. Many unwanted birds have come to Free Flight have been given a chance to find a new life and that special home. We are open to the public to enjoy seeing and interacting with our parrots.

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Open Arms Rescue

Giving dogs a new start at a happy life

Open Arms Rescue is a non-profit dog rescue focusing on dogs in high kill shelters across Southern California that are in need of medical attention or have run out of time and would otherwise be put to sleep. They strive to keep these loving pets alive.

They also focus on Mexico where the number of suffering dogs is frightening. These dogs are typically starving and they provide medical treatment and then place them into foster homes. Being located close to the Mexican border, they travel to Baja at least three times a month on rescue missions.

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