Hopping to Make a Difference

Rabbits are known for their gentle demeanor and unending cuteness but did you know bunnies are more than that? Rabbits bond closely with their owners, are easy to train and are clean and quiet. If you have been considering a rabbit as a pet, or perhaps helping make a difference in the pet community, here are some ways you can help in San Diego!

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Golfing with your buddy!

On Monday, November 13, 2017, pups and pros will tee up for the Foundation for Animal Care and Education’s (FACE) 6th annual Invitational Golf Tournament to benefit San Diego pets in need of life-saving veterinary care. The tournament will be held at the beautiful Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach. This one-of-a-kind event allows golfers to bring their pets to the course to enjoy a day of fun - giving back to the community never felt so good!

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Doggie Dash

Fundraising Jog with Your Dog.

On Sunday, October 8th, animal lovers and athletes will unite on behalf of the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE), a non-profit that saves the lives of local pets in need of emergency veterinary care. Whether you are a seasoned hiker or a fan of peaceful walks, FACE welcomes all who wish to participate!

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To spay or not to spay, is it really even a question?

San Diego Humane Society.

Sally had an unplanned litter of puppies. At the time, she was a stray and just a pup herself. One day, someone saw Sally alone on the side of the road and brought her into the local shelter. We don’t know for certain what became of her puppies, but it’s safe to assume they probably experienced the same hardships that Sally did – either living on the streets, or ending up in a shelter. Sally’s story epitomizes the problem of animal overpopulation.

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FACE Foundation

Bags & Baubles Fundraiser.

Saving Pets, One Handbag at a Time.

On Sunday, April 30th, pet lovers and trendsetters alike will come together for the most fashionable fundraising event of the season – Bags & Baubles. From 1:00 - 5:00 pm, the San Diego-based Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) will host its annual silent auction fundraising event at an exclusive Rancho Santa Fe estate to raise funds and awareness for local pets in need of life-saving veterinary care.

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Baby Season

San Diego Humane Society.

We're officially in baby season, which runs March through October in San Diego. This seven-month period is the peak season of animal breeding – and when animal shelters are flooded with tiny, orphaned kittens and Project Wildlife takes in thousands of orphaned or injured baby animals.

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Children’s Nature Retreat

The Children’s Nature Retreat welcomes visitors of all ages, allowing everyone to enjoy and explore the beautiful and tranquil surroundings at their leisure. This magical and serene ranch-style retreat in Alpine, with its 20-acres of terrain, is a safe haven to over 80 domesticated livestock from around the world. The retreat is specifically designed to help children develop a sense of wonder for nature and its inhabitants through unstructured exploration and learning. Fun and educational ‘interactive presentations’ are available for everyone to learn and foster an appreciation for animals, nature, sustainable farming and the ecosystem.

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Join the Furry Family

The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) has saved the lives of over 1,600 beloved pets over the past ten years, and they aren’t close to slowing down. FACE is made possible by a passionate team of veterinarians and concerned citizens, who work tirelessly to save the lives of dogs, cats, rabbits, and other furry family members when their owners cannot afford medical treatment in emergency situations.

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What are Rabbits Really Like?

San Diego House Rabbit Society.

Are rabbits soft and fuzzy? Most definitely. Are rabbits as cuddly as they look? Not necessarily.

Is a rabbit more like a cat or a dog? Neither. A rabbit is like a rabbit. Are you expecting your rabbit to come running when called? They seldom do. However, having a carrot in hand may help. I have learned to call my rabbits out from under the bed about 10 minutes before I need them. They seem to show up "on time" this way.

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From Rescue to Recovery

San Diego Humane Society’s Special Response Team.

In early December, San Diego Humane Society’s Special Response Team rescued 78 dogs from a very sad hoarding situation in El Cajon. The team discovered these dogs living in horribly unsanitary conditions with dirt and feces piled up around them inside the house. Worse, most of the dogs had never been outside.

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