Each year, many animals are brought to their veterinarian with life-threatening conditions. Sadly, many owners cannot afford the critical care their beloved pets need to survive. They are left with one sad choice—euthanasia.
The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) was established in 2006 by a group of veterinarians and concerned community members to provide financial grants for animal owners who are unable to afford the cost of their pet’s emergency or critical care. FACE proudly works with over 165 veterinary hospitals throughout San Diego County. Veterinary partners make FACE’s work possible by generously discounting their services for qualified FACE patients by at least 25%, and helping to fund raise whenever possible.
What started out as a beautiful vision to stop the surrender and euthanasia of beloved family pets has become a supportive center where families in crisis can get a helping hand to save their pets’ lives. With a tagline of “Saving Pets and Helping Families,” FACE’s work is just as important for the animals we save as it is for the families who are spared the heartbreak of losing their best friend.
FACE relies solely on donations to continue providing access to life-saving veterinary care and to enhance and preserve the quality of life for these loving pets.
Danae Davis, Executive Director
After graduating from U.C. Santa Barbara with a degree in Global and International Studies, Danae Davis was determined to find work in the nonprofit sector with an aim of making the world a better place. Her love of both animals and her hometown of San Diego drew her to FACE where she started her career as our Grant Coordinator. She was excited about her work helping local families apply for FACE assistance and was even more excited to be quickly promoted within the organization eventually becoming Executive Director.
Jarrett Bostwick, Board of Directors
Jarrett Bostwick serves as General Counsel & Co-Founder at Spearhead Capital, LLC, and focuses his practice on Wealth Transfer, Philanthropy Planning, Income Tax Planning, and Trusts and Estates. Jarrett earned his Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs Degree at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., his Juris Doctorate Degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington, and his Masters of Law in Taxation Degree from The University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, Washington. Jarrett was named by Worth Magazine as “One of the Top 100 Attorneys in the United States” serving families and family offices. Jarrett had been supporting the FACE Foundation for several years prior to being invited to join the Board of Directors.