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FACE Foundation (Foundation for Animal Care and Education)

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To enhance and preserve the quality of life of animals by providing access to necessary medical care and education. Based on established criteria, FACE provides financial grants to animal owners who are unable to partially or fully cover the cost of their pet's emergency or critical care.

Results: FACE has saved the lives of over 1,000 beloved family pets since administering our first grant in 2007.

Target demographics: Pets with immediately life-threatening injuries and illnesses

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 250 pets and families.

Geographic areas served: San Diego County

Programs: Our save-a-life program in which we give financial grants to assist pet owners who cannot afford to save their beloved companion. FACE is also committed to providing fun and engaging Youth Humane Education Programs with local partners around San Diego County.

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4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

ZERO! They were advised of the nature of my babies emergency life threatening situation. As verified by her Vet. $2600 surgery. The person I spoke with told me bladder stones were not considered life threatening and that I should look into how to get them dissolved or change of diet. I was told medical needed to be reviewed when the vet office explained this was not an average bladder stone situation. Instead I was told to "submit my income information but most likely it will be denied as female dogs are susceptible to such things. I suggest you try to find other options."
Well here is the stone you thought she would pass or could be dissolved. My rating is ZERO But App would not let me leave blank.



Rating: 5

FACE is a great organization that really believes in their mission. While unique to San Diego county, this organization has done so much to help the lives of it's grantees and work to end economic euthanasia. FACE is doing some great pioneering work in an area that has not received enough involvement. Each individual at FACE truly cares about saving the lives of pets and will everything they can to help.

Danae D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

FACE really is a unique organization that stays true to its mission: saving pets and helping families. By donating to a pet's emergency treatment when there are no other resources available, FACE not only saves a life, but also keeps a family together by saving one of its members. FACE is invaluable to the San Diego community, and my hopes are that some day it can expand to be a resource for all families in need of assistance.

Review from Guidestar


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The FACE Foundation is a unique organization in San Diego County that seeks to end the tragedy of "economic euthanasia" by providing financial assistance to pet owners who cannot afford their pet's life-saving veterinary care. All too often pet parents are forced to make the unthinkable decision of having to euthanize a beloved furry family member simply due to lack of finances. FACE is a beacon of hope for these people, helping keep families together and pets at home where they belong. I only wish more people knew about this wonderful organization!

Review from Guidestar