Sugar Survived a Long Fall Out of an Apartment Window

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Now She’s Looking for a Sweet Spot to Call Home

Encinitas, CA – When a cat named Sugar fell several stories out of an apartment window, her future looked grim. Now, thanks to a partnership between FACE Foundation, Pet Emergency and Specialty Center, Veterinary Specialty Hospital in Sorrento Valley, SoCal Vet Dental Specialists, and Rancho Coastal Humane Society, Sugar will become available for adoption this Thursday afternoon, October 18th at Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS).

Sugar’s story began when a senior citizen living on a modest Social Security income found her wandering in downtown San Diego a year ago. He described Sugar as his support cat who he looked to for companionship and love. In August of this year, Sugar fell out the window of the man’s apartment. It was a long drop.

Sugar was rushed to Pet Emergency and Specialty Center in La Mesa with multiple, serious injuries including a broken jaw, broken teeth and an injured left front leg.

It was obvious that Sugar needed several surgeries. Her owner, a senior citizen, was devastated when he realized that he would not be able to afford the emergency veterinary care she needed to survive. He contacted FACE Foundation, a San Diego animal charity that provides financial assistance for emergency veterinary care. Thanks to FACE and their group of supporters and veterinary partners who discounted costs significantly, Sugar received the surgeries and life-saving treatment she needed. When her owner realized that he could not handle her ongoing veterinary care due to his own medical issues, he relinquished Sugar to FACE in hopes that she would be placed in a home that was better suited for her care.

She ate through a feeding tube and her leg was splinted. Sugar recovered in the Medical unit at RCHS. She was soon eating on her own. When the splint came off, Sugar had a couple sessions of physical therapy then began walking with no limp.

FACE Executive Director Danae Davis says, “When we first visited Sugar in August shortly after her accident, her mouth was so damaged that she couldn’t eat on her own and she was barely moving. Now, she is up, walking around, purring, meowing, eating, cast AND cone free, and simply being a normal, happy cat. It has been a great experience to watch her recovery. We are so grateful for the help from our supporters and partners who made it possible – it was truly a team effort. We are so looking forward to finding a new sweet spot for Sugar to call home!”

Established in 2006, FACE is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity that has saved the lives of over 2,200 local pets. To learn more about FACE and RCHS, visit www.face4pets.org or www.sdpets.org. Both charities collect donations year-round to accomplish their life-saving work.Now She’s Looking for a Sweet Spot to Call Home

Encinitas, CA – When a cat named Sugar fell several stories out of an apartment window, her future looked grim. Now, thanks to a partnership between FACE Foundation, Pet Emergency and Specialty Center, Veterinary Specialty Hospital in Sorrento Valley, SoCal Vet Dental Specialists, and Rancho Coastal Humane Society, Sugar will become available for adoption this Thursday afternoon, October 18th at Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS).

Sugar’s story began when a senior citizen living on a modest Social Security income found her wandering in downtown San Diego a year ago. He described Sugar as his support cat who he looked to for companionship and love. In August of this year, Sugar fell out the window of the man’s apartment. It was a long drop.

Sugar was rushed to Pet Emergency and Specialty Center in La Mesa with multiple, serious injuries including a broken jaw, broken teeth and an injured left front leg.

It was obvious that Sugar needed several surgeries. Her owner, a senior citizen, was devastated when he realized that he would not be able to afford the emergency veterinary care she needed to survive. He contacted FACE Foundation, a San Diego animal charity that provides financial assistance for emergency veterinary care. Thanks to FACE and their group of supporters and veterinary partners who discounted costs significantly, Sugar received the surgeries and life-saving treatment she needed. When her owner realized that he could not handle her ongoing veterinary care due to his own medical issues, he relinquished Sugar to FACE in hopes that she would be placed in a home that was better suited for her care.

She ate through a feeding tube and her leg was splinted. Sugar recovered in the Medical unit at RCHS. She was soon eating on her own. When the splint came off, Sugar had a couple sessions of physical therapy then began walking with no limp.

FACE Executive Director Danae Davis says, “When we first visited Sugar in August shortly after her accident, her mouth was so damaged that she couldn’t eat on her own and she was barely moving. Now, she is up, walking around, purring, meowing, eating, cast AND cone free, and simply being a normal, happy cat. It has been a great experience to watch her recovery. We are so grateful for the help from our supporters and partners who made it possible – it was truly a team effort. We are so looking forward to finding a new sweet spot for Sugar to call home!”


Established in 2006, FACE is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity that has saved the lives of over 2,200 local pets. To learn more about FACE and RCHS, visit www.face4pets.org or www.sdpets.org. Both charities collect donations year-round to accomplish their life-saving work.

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