Foundation for the Care of Indigent Animals

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Please visit us at www.fcianimals.org for more information about our organization, to learn more about responsible pet ownership and to see our adoptable dogs.


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Riley

OUR FEATURED PET

Riley is a seven year old neutered male toy poodle who was found as a stray emaciated from a severe flea infestation. As if that wasn't challenging enough he was blind, but the ophthalmologist determined he was a candidate for cataract surgery and now Riley has vision again! (He will need eye drops to control dry eye life long) He becomes bonded very quickly and enjoys being held. Despite his setbacks he has a commanding presence. Riley has a lot of affection to give and loves sleeping cuddled up on a pillow in bed, or falling asleep on the lap of his special person. He will be your shadow. He accepts cats and dogs and is almost perfect on house training. Riley is ready for his forever loving home. We suggest a home with children over the age of 10 for this dog. This dog cannot be adopted out of state. Please see our home page for a list of our Saturday adoption sites. Every potential adopter is required to fill out an adoption application and the dog is placed in the home that would be most suitable for the dog. We do not place our dogs in homes with unfenced swimming pools. Generally we don't release the dogs at the adoption site that day except on occasion to former adopters. If you are interested in adopting this dog, email FCIAanimalfund@yahoo.com with any questions. Please include your phone number.


Who We Are

The FCIA is a small, nonprofit (501C3), all volunteer organization that takes in small "adoptable" dogs that would otherwise be euthanized. Normally, they are under 20 lbs. Often they have medical problems, most of which can be reversed by our veterinarians. Our adoption fees range from $150 to $250, which covers spay or neutering, vaccines, worming, and some part of any medical expenses; not all are licensed and some are microchipped. We do not have a shelter and the dogs are in foster homes.

If you would like to make a donation, please mail donations to the address at the bottom of the page or click on the donate button to use Paypal.

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Come Visit Us!

As we don't have a shelter, we will be posting when and where the remaining dogs can be seen.
7/26: PETCO, 2749 Via de la Valle, Del Mar, 10:30-1:30
8/9: MUTTROPOLIS, 227 S Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, 10:30 - 1:30
8/23: UNLEASHED, 10625 Scripps Poway Pkwy, San Diego, 92131 (Scripps Ranch),10:30-1:30
9/6: WHOLE FOODS MARKET, 2600 Via de la Valle, Del Mar, 10:30-1:30

Please note that adoptions require applications be processed and approved by the board and the dogs are not available the same day the application is submitted.



News


FCIA was awarded $1,000 for being in the top 100 rescue groups out of 7500 from Petco.


For all of you out there who have adopted from us - THANK YOU! We know it is not easy going through our adoption process and appreciate you sticking with us.

With Your Help

With the donations we have received, in 2011 we were able to:

1. Save about 300 shelter and shelter-related animals each year.
2. Medically treat 35 of our rescued dogs at the cost, after veterinary discounts, of up to $500 each; another 11 at $1,000 to $1,600 each.
3. Financially aid 161 families in claiming their impounded dogs (451 in the previous 13 years). Animal Control now offers an excellent low impound fee contingent upon neutering that most people can afford.
4. Help financially 47 shelter animals with surgeries and/or medical treatment to facilitate their being adopted by their respective rescue groups.
5. Pay 24 dog and cat shelter adoption fees for their respective rescue groups.
6. Financially help 75 families with veterinary care for their ill or injured pets to prevent being impounded by Animal Control.



Adopting a Friend

Our dogs come with a lifetime guarantee. If at any time, for any reason, an adoption does not work out, you have signed a contract requiring you to return the dog to the Foundation. Under no circumstances should the adopted dog be placed with a friend, relative, co-worker, humane society, animal control/pound or any other individual or organization. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Our goal, however, is to find loving, lifetime homes.

Volunteering and Donations

As our world becomes more violent and less humane, OUR JOB GETS TOUGHER AND MORE COSTLY. It takes longer these days to find adoptive parents who are willing to work with a neglected or abused dog, and who are willing to COMMIT FOR THE DOGS LIFE. WHAT A REWARD WHEN WE FIND THESE PEOPLE!!! We always can use VOLUNTEERS and donations! Foster homes are needed to give a dog hope of a better future. If you would like to become a foster home, you will be asked to care for a dog. We ask that you commit to fostering the animal until the pet has been adopted to prevent the dog from being passed around.

Special Thanks

The FCIA would also like to express gratitude to the PETCO Stores, Muttropolis, Unleashed by Petco and Pet Nutrition Center for continuing to hold adoption events at their stores. Also, a special thank you to PETCO for their generous donation through their "Spring A Pet" and "Tree of Hope" campaigns and to PETSMART Charities. Thanks to Nature's Select for their donation of dog food. We would also like to acknowledge Ark Antiques, a charity for animals in La Jolla. They are a non-profit organization where all proceeds go to local animal charities and humane causes.


Our location:

Foundation for the Care of Indigent Animals
P.O. Box 2574
Spring Valley (San Diego) CA 91979





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