THE FROSTED FACES

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Enjoy scrolling through all of our Frosted Face senior animals who have benefit from our mission at Frosted Faces Foundation.  They are listed in order of date of rescue, including those that have passed. If you have been following a certain Frosted Face's story and would like to know how he/she is doing, please email us at friends@frostedfacesfoundation.org.

Please make note of animals still looking for families as their "Family" is listed as "Frosted Faces Foundation."  View their biographies and more photos at Available Frosted Faces, learn more about becoming a family and the different programs we offer. You can also help fund their care by registering as their monthly sponsoring Fan.  

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Hildy

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Acquired from: Riverside Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 11
Date of Rescue: April 18th, 2019
Date of Passing: April 26th, 2019
Family: Andy & Kelly Smisek
Fans: Donna Frye
Tribute: 11 year old Hildy #A0615442 was surrendered to Riverside Shelter by her owners on March 20th. She languished there for nearly a month until last week on Wednesday she was added to the euthanasia list. We had just been there the same day rescuing three others set to be euthanized and it was almost close of business. Heck, we emailed and promised to send a transporter right back up there for her the following morning.

We vetted her immediately upon rescue because she had a big belly. We learned that she had end stage renal disease and a giant splenic mass, but no free fluid. She was eating great and seemed to like to participate in the happenings at FFF, so we gave her a good weekend, hospitalized her to flush out her kidneys for bit to buy her more good days, and spent the last week giving Hildy lots of treats and attention. Center of attention, to be exact.

On Wednesday night she had a one minute violent seizure that Jenna and I held her through. We thought for sure we were going to lose her, but she popped right up and wanted deli meat and more couch time. After a great day yesterday, this morning Hildy had a couple more seizures, was pacing, declined breakfast, and could not keep her balance. Andy stayed home late from work and rushed her into High Valley Veterinary Hospital with me where it was confirmed she had a significant amount of fluid in her abdomen. Her mass had ruptured. Hildy was so weak and still, we didn't even notice loss of life wash over her as we euthanized her to give her peace. Dr. Lipman was so gentle for us and our girl.

This girl... it was love at first sight how her little chiclet teeth looked just like our late Frosted Face Emerson's and how sweet she was to all of her fellow Frosteds. She melted in our laps and was grateful for the big beds and fancy meals. How she literally landed in our laps just a week before her natural passing is beyond words for me and perhaps we should just bask in that inexplicable perfection of timing.

We love you, Hildy. ❤


Copper

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Acquired from: OC Animal Care
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: April 20th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Rich & Kelly Dickerson
Fans: Deborah Regosin


Stella

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Acquired from: OC Animal Care
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: April 20th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Maggie Kay
Fans: J Hart Enterprises


Kanga

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Acquired from: OC Animal Care
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: April 20th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Kate


Gus

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Acquired from: OC Animal Care
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: April 20th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Taylor Denniston
Fans: RZ


Cricket

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Acquired from: Coachella Valley Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: April 20th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Rudy Weidler
Fans: Dawn Manalo-Coelho


Mason

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Acquired from: Coachella Valley Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 15
Date of Rescue: April 20th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: RZ


Cappy

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Acquired from: Coachella Valley Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 13
Date of Rescue: April 20th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Matt Wilcox


Malibu

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Acquired from: South LA Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 7
Date of Rescue: April 20th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Rich & Kelly Dickerson
Fans: Stella Stutz


Rudy

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Acquired from: South LA Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: April 20th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: RZ


Pippin

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Acquired from: South LA Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: April 20th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Tami & John Harelson
Fans: The Kane Family of Furbabies


Judy

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Acquired from: South LA Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: April 20th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Gail Shirley


Cadbury

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Acquired from: South LA Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: April 20th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Paula Sharp
Fans: Amber Tkach


Jeb

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Acquired from: Long Beach Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: April 20th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Brie Caldwell
Fans: RZ


Polly

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Acquired from: Long Beach Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 13
Date of Rescue: April 20th, 2019
Date of Passing: May 30th, 2019
Family: Frosted Faces Foundation
Fans: RZ
Tribute: Polly entered the shelter with declining health as a stray. She spun circles, had rotten teeth, and a large mammary mass. She was inconsolable, but some CBD oil calmed her down, made her circles bigger, and helped her fall into routine. She loved Stella & Chewy's, and when she stopped eating that, we boiled chicken for her.

This week she began head pressing more frequently, crying out in confusion, and would not eat. The timing of her passing was a fairly obvious decision and a blessing that she didn't have awareness, which always makes euthanasia difficult for us to bear.

For awhile Polly enjoyed walking on a leash and we really saw her healthy personality shine at Walk for Animals. When she first arrived slightly more conscious of her surroundings, she would paw at big soft blankets and make a little nest for herself. Volunteers worked to keep Polly clean by giving her baths and holding her as long as she would tolerate it. Her coat was always so soft and brushed.

We did our best for Polly, maybe beyond reason. Call us hopeful. It's so sad to not have the honor of placing a Frosted Face with a family, but sometimes they arrive so sick the best we can do is evaluate them over a short period of time while meanwhile loving them on-site, and then let them fly free.


Paloma

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Acquired from: Long Beach Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 16
Date of Rescue: April 20th, 2019
Date of Passing: June 10th, 2019
Family: Linda Maxwell
Fans: Beverly Perry
Tribute: Paloma looked rough upon rescue with a capital R. She was in the late stages of renal failure, matted, and weak. In the coming days with good food (just about anything she would eat!), brushing, and diaper changes, she felt good enough to let us hear her roar. She snarked when we tried to pluck eye booger out and if we wiggled while she was asleep on chests.

Paloma got subcutaneous fluids every day and appetite stimulants on days pizza didn't make the cut. She went to live with FFF volunteer, Linda who continued in these rituals. We had the privilege of boarding Paloma back at FFF a couple weeks ago and she actually looked great after not seeing her for a bit. Her fur felt thicker and the little bag of bones felt meatier!

On Monday morning her mom knew something seemed wrong so she brought her to San Diego Bay Animal Hospital to be hospitalized, gave her a gentle embrace (she held Paloma like no one else could draped over her shoulder), and headed to work. Later in the day Dr. VanMaele let us know that Paloma looked like she was passing away and we struggled to get in touch with her mom. The core team of FFF volunteers rallied, and willing volunteer who could be there the quickest to hold our girl in passing was Mary Arkwright. Mary relayed that she got there just in time and Paloma went peacefully with the help of euthanasia.

Paloma's mom wrote, "I only had her for about 6 weeks, but my little Paloma touched my heart."


Glenda

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Acquired from: Long Beach Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: April 20th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Cathy Jimenez, Molly Chance, Susan Ryan


Kyle

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Acquired from: Long Beach Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 14
Date of Rescue: April 20th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Kathy MacIntyre


Shamus

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Acquired from: A Way Home for Animals
Age upon Rescue: 7
Date of Rescue: April 20th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Karen & Jonathan Bunkell
Fans: Lisa Clifton, Patricia A Thompson, Katherine Ruse


Hula

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Acquired from: South LA Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: May 1st, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Julie McCall, Ginger Haggerty, Nancy Dagdag, Clara Janis, Jeff & Sam Marxen


Barney

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Acquired from: Carson Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 15
Date of Rescue: May 1st, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Cori Higley, Stitch, Mary Runno, Anonymous, Sarah Taylor & Zoe, Stella, Nicole in honor of Jaime & Lewis, Karen Fuller


Ramada

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Acquired from: Redlands Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 14
Date of Rescue: May 3rd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Carolyn Campbell, Larissa Gamarra


Plaza

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Acquired from: Redlands Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: May 3rd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Olivia Aiza & Eric Gomez
Fans: RZ


Hyatt

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Acquired from: Redlands Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: May 3rd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: RZ


Frida

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Acquired from: South LA Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: May 3rd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Kaitlyn Salazar & Elijah Mesa
Fans: Anne Westmoreland


Champion

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Acquired from: Baldwin Park Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: May 5th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Kelly Kittle, Peri Walmsley


Skye

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Acquired from: Baldwin Park Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: May 5th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Jeannie Islander & Pam Metz
Fans: Sofia Merida, Nancy Dagdag


MinDY

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Acquired from: Baldwin Park Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: May 5th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Anita & DeanMeyer
Fans: Tails that Teach, Inc.


Widget

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Acquired from: Baldwin Park Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 15
Date of Rescue: May 5th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Maria Pangelina in Loving Memory of Taboo, Sammy and Mack


Rook

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Acquired from: Downey Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 11
Date of Rescue: May 6th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Jaimee Beach, The Brennans in Memory of Chief, Lisa Sears, Lennon & Friends, Cindy Lewellen, Elisa, Kelly Saklamaev, Letha Morrison, Hula Diego, Maria Beatty


Barbara

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: May 10th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Doug & Kass Rose
Fans: RZ, Jeffrey Cummings


Renner

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Acquired from: OC Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 6
Date of Rescue: May 14th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Lisa Christensen


Big Sam

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Acquired from: Owner Surrender
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: May 17th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Erika Allis, Klaudia Sherzer, Cassandra, Vera Marshall, Maria Beatty


Stella

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Acquired from: South LA Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: May 23rd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Xia Ly & Rob Weik
Fans: Holly Hoff


Meadow

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Acquired from: Redlands Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 13
Date of Rescue: May 23rd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Kasie Miller & River Edgren
Fans: Marla Hernandez


Farrah

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Acquired from: Baldwin Park Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: May 23rd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Walter Kaplan, Marie Ligety


Adelaide

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society-Escondido
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: May 26th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Mimi Pepin
Fans: Christina Orlovsky, Maria


Ralph Lauren

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Acquired from: Chula Vista Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 14
Date of Rescue: May 31st, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Emma Caperelli Loerky


Colby

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Acquired from: OC Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 15
Date of Rescue: June 4th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Jackie B.


Kraft

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Acquired from: OC Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 11
Date of Rescue: June 4th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Larissa in memory of Frankie


Feta

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Acquired from: OC Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 14
Date of Rescue: June 4th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans:


Maywho

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Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: June 7th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Leal Family


Macy


Acquired from: Moreno Valley Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: June 8,2019
Date of Passing: June 9th, 2019
Family: Frosted Faces Foundation
Fans: RZ
Tribute:  Upon rescue from Moreno Valley Shelter, 10 year old Macy had a hematocrit of 9%, so we did a blood transfusion at Animal Emergency Clinic of San Diego and she was hospitalized overnight. Today her hematocrit jumped to 27% and she was doing well, so she was discharged for observation.

Volunteer, Jackie Klein, transported Macy back to FFF and held her delicate body amidst the bustle of Open House in the warm breeze. Macy was anxious to be out of a stainless steel vet kennel to sniff the flowers and stretch her legs.

Wrapped in a fleece blanket napping on the FFF lobby couch this afternoon we monitored her, hopeful to see her thrive until tomorrow morning when she had surgery scheduled to remove her mammary mass.

It was early this evening Andy was heard desperately rushing around FFF with Macy tightly against his chest, "Where's Kelly? We are losing her!" It was painfully clear that Macy was suddenly actively dying, and we sat together no longer than 90 seconds as Macy took her final breaths under the arches of the FFF patio... the entryway to new beginnings and oftentimes pure magic that unfairly offered no mercy to our Macy.

We ushered Macy's body back to AEC together in silence, Andy still cradling her in his arms as I held her soft little back paw while driving. She will be cremated and her ceramic paw print will be returned in memory, as with all of our Frosted Faces.


Jessie

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Acquired from: Carlsbad Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 9
Date of Rescue: June 8th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Linda Haberkern


Q-Tip


Acquired from: Redlands Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: June 12th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans:


Hannah


Acquired from: Riverside Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 13
Date of Rescue: June 12th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans:


Luigi


Acquired from: Bonita Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 6
Date of Rescue: June 12th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans:


Enid


Acquired from: Bonita Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: June 12th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans:


Watson


Acquired from: Bonita Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: June 12th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
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Sham


Acquired from: Bonita Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: June 12th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
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Hashbrown

Acquired from: Bonita Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: June 12th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
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Chopper


Acquired from: Bonita Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: June 12th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
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Tulsa


Acquired from: Bonita Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: June 12th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
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Bindi


Acquired from: Upland Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 14
Date of Rescue: June 12th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
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Wendy

Acquired from: Upland Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: June 12th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: