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.

The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) was established in 2006 to combat “economic euthanasia” in San Diego County. FACE provides financial grants for owners who cannot afford the cost of their animals’ emergency care and would otherwise be faced with losing their dearest pets. FACE works with over 100 veterinary hospitals throughout the county who generously discount their prices for qualified cases. Together, FACE and its veterinary partners have saved over 1,000 lives and provided hope to families in need. Out of this partnership, the Tree of Life mural was born.

The first mural opened in 2010 at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital in Sorrento Valley. The stunning mural features personalized, hand-painted portraits and leaves for pet owners looking to honor their animals in a unique and lasting way. Artist Kevin Anderson truly captures the spirit of each pet he paints, while all proceeds directly benefit FACE’s mission of “Saving Pets and Helping Families.” In July 2014, a second Tree of Life mural was unveiled at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital in San Marcos, providing a new palette for cherished memories.

Pet owners interested in purchasing a portrait or leaf can contact the FACE Foundation by visiting www.face4pets.org or calling (858) 450-3223.

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