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Ferdinand’s Familia Rescue & Sanctuary

is open for tours on Saturday  & Sunday mornings!


Asia the Alpaca!

Like other Non-Profit Organizations including Lions, Tigers & Bears, the Humane Society and the San Diego Blood Bank, Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue depends on the generous donations from organizations and individuals to keep our doors open providing a safe space for the lives of abandoned, disabled, abused and old animals.
ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE!  Donations of food and supplies is appreciated too!

Come on down and say hello to our furry, fuzzy & feathery friends!
Spend an hour or an afternoon bring a bag of carrots or just bring yourself!
Please send us a message at or call 619.850.9442.

Thank you!






LENA aka RAVEN is still helping people with their shoe laces!


Approximately 90% of the animal relations that come to Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue are from Southern California Shelters and Human Societies.  Our animal relations have very few opportunities in finding permanent placement if they are not adopted in these facilities.  Private relinquishments are limited to cases of abandonment and adverse health issues.  Lena had a little bit of both…

Lena the Rottweiler Puppy

Lena the Rottweiler Puppy-November 2014


Lena came to Ferdinand’s Familia during the rainstorm of late November 2014.  A neighbor brought her over after she found her on the side of her house.  After locating Lena’s human parents, the neighbor was told they didn’t want Lena anymore and to take her to Janice at Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue.

Underweight and covered in fleas she was taken in and given food and a bath.  Due to the overcrowding at the local shelter, it was decided Lena would stay with Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue.  After being checked out by the shelter’s medical staff, it was determined Lena was about 8 weeks of age and in pretty good health.

Lena is now on a generous diet of wet food and kibble and should be ready for her new home in about 2 months.

All of us at Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue would like to thank our anonymous caring neighbors, the Department of Animal Services and the community for caring about Lena.  There are many more like Lena…  When bringing an animal relation into your home remember it is for life-their life!  ADOPT!  DON’T SHOP!  Thank you.

Animals Seeking Homes



Emma the Mini Mutt!

Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue loves the Old Ones..

Emma the Mini Mutt is between the ages of 6-8 years.  Her human died unexpectedly during the Holidays of 2014.
Emma the Mini Mutt gets along with everyone, she is so sincere with dogs, cats and other humans.
She is a special needs dog.  She will need a patient human with a very loving home.




Krampus came in as a stray to one of San Diego’s local shelters.  He is a little hard of hearing and has a
great deal of energy.  Krampus is around 8-10 years of age.  He gets along with dogs, cats and humans!
Krampus is neutered and microchipped and waiting for his new home.  Please send us a message or
email us at  Thank you!







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Muneca is a Doll!

Muneca is Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue’s
First Bottle Baby of 2014!

Muneca is a miracle bottle baby!  The first of the 2014 season, Muneca
will be ready for her new home in June.

Bottle Babies are very affectionate and nosy relations.  Muneca will
need a human that won’t mind be loved all the time.  Muneca gets
along with other cats and dogs too!

Muneca is microchipped and will be spayed and vaccinated prior to adoption. Muneca’s adoption fee is $75.00.  Please send us a message if you would like to meet Muneca.

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Waiting for a loving, permanent home.

It’s Cat & Kitten Season!

Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue has a couple of cats that were kittens from last season still waiting for a home.

When you adopt a cat from Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue your kindness opens the door for our fosters and homebase to bring in abandoned and neglected kittens this Season.

Please send us a message if you would like to meet one of our cats.

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TiGi is a MaineCoon Mix.  She is all cat!  Humans are okay about 50% of the time, otherwise she just likes to cruise around the house without being bothered.  TiGi is not a “cuddle” cat but she is love; and loves to play!  TiGi is about 3 years of age and spayed.  She currently lives with other cats and is okay with dogs of all sizes.  TiGi’s adoption fee is $75.00.

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