Celebrating 10 Years of Saving Lives.

After witnessing so many pet parents make the heartbreaking decision of euthanizing their animals due to financial constraints, a group of veterinarians and concerned citizens took action. They wanted to create a safety net for these struggling pet parents and a solution to this all-too-common issue. Thus, the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) was born, a not-for-profit that provides financial assistance to pet owners who cannot afford emergency veterinary care. FACE has come a long way in its ten years of service to the pet community.

In its first year, FACE saved 12 pets working with only one hospital in San Diego. Flash forward to 2016 and FACE has now saved over 1,450 pets in partnership with over 120 veterinary hospitals throughout the county. “FACE started as a small vision, an idea that ‘economic euthanasia’ was preventable, that beloved pets did not need to die simply because of financial struggles. Our community has rallied behind that vision, and this summer FACE will save our 1,500th family pet. We are honored to help so many pets and families,” FACE’s Executive Director Brooke Haggerty tells a pet’s life magazine.

To celebrate FACE’s 10th Anniversary, the Foundation is asking the public to join them this September 24th and 25th for a weekend of festivities including a movie screening of The Champions by Best Friends Animal Society, followed by their 4th Annual Doggie Dash 5K.

Those looking for more information about FACE’s achievements and upcoming events can contact FACE at (858) 450-3223 or events@face4pets.org