This kitten year will be busy for shelters, rescue organizations and humane societies.
Unlike years passed, Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue will act as a foster for the Department of Animal Services. Our foster family network will take kittens in need and return them to our friends at DAS for placement as soon as they are big enough to live on their own. If you are interested in one of our foster kittens, send us a message and we can notify DAS.
We still have young adults and a few adult cats looking for homes. Send us a message if you want to bring a feline friend into your home!
IF YOU CAN’T ADOPT!, PLEASE MAKE A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION ON OUR DONATE TODAY PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE!
Thank you for visiting Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue!
LOTS OF HOLIDAY CHEER & BLESSINGS TO EVERYONE WHO CHOSE FERDINAND’S FAMILIA & RESCUE AS THEIR #GIVINGTUESDAY ORGANIZATION! THANK YOU!
Because of the warm fall season, kittens just keep coming into San Diego’s Shelters and Humane Societies. Tiki and her siblings Mini Me (also disabled) and Crazee K arrived to Ferdinand’s Familia the middle of November 2017. Tiki and Mini Me are probably the products of in-breeding, both front paws are genetically disabled. Placement for Tiki and Mini Me will be difficult as their care will be for life-their lives! AND THAT IS OKAY!
About 5% of the animals that come into the care of Ferdinand’s Familia are offered sanctuary, where they are given food, love and permanent shelter. Our volunteer staff gives their time, love and resources offering care, compassion and assistance in the eventual placement of animal relations that come into our care. Without their selfless work, we could not secure a second chance for animals like Tiki.
Your #GIVINGTUESDAY Gift not only helps animal relations like Tiki, but provides food, bedding, vet care and covers transportation costs for all animals looking for a second, third and even fourth chance to live out their lives.
Not everyone can adopt an animal relation, but anyone can make a donation to help the humans who help the animal relations coming into our care. Like any other non-profit organization, we depend on ALL COMMUNITIES to keep our doors open. PLEASE MAKE A GENEROUS DONATION TODAY AND VISIT OUR DONATE TODAY WEBSITE PAGE.
Thank you for visiting our website and have a very HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!!
ADOPTED!!!! Mini Mutt Emma… ADOPTED!!!
Puppy Fergus found a home. Ms. Gretel wants a Home too!
Old Man Wilbur…
Emma is close to 10 years of age.
Ms. Gretel is about 13 years of age.
Wilbur is about 14 years of age.
THESE ARE OUR SEXY SENIOR STARS. They would love to live out their Golden Years in a caring
and compassionate home.
PLEASE SEND US A MESSAGE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MEET ANYONE OF THESE YOUNG AT HEART CANINE COMPANIONS.
Ferdinand’s Familia Rescue & Sanctuary has jump started the
RESCUE TO RECOVERY PROGRAM.
Rescue to Recovery in Action!
In 2008, women from a San Diego Residential Recovery home were some of the
first volunteers to help get the Rescue on its’ feet! Back then, horses were the
primary rescue & sanctuary animals at the ranch. Walking, grooming and picking up
poop for our equine friends was a Sunday afternoon event for both the women and
FAST FORWARD TO 2017! Thanks to Hector of Southwest High School and a local Residential Program, RESCUE TO RECOVERY is back on its feet and in action. Taking care of the chickens
and pot-bellied pigs in the rescue and sanctuary is keeping everyone busy.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to pay for transportation costs for
the women of the program, chicken feed, pig feed or any other farm need, please visit
our DONATE TODAY page on this website. EVERY BIT HELPS!
THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR WEBSITE!!!
In early February, Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue became adoption partners with the Irvine Animal Care Center. Our first joint placement is ELLIOTT THE SENIOR PIG!
Elliott is fitting in great with all of the farm animals at the rescue ranch. Elliott’s roommate is another Senior Pig-MS. BECKHAM! These 2 old souls are full of love and enjoying their retirement.
Tours of the ranch are held on Saturday and Sunday mornings. If you would like a ranch tour, including meeting Elliott and Ms. Beckham, please contact Michael at 619.850.9442. If you would like to make a donation for our ongoing care of Elliott and other Senior Farm Animals, PLEASE VISIT OUR DONATE TODAY page on this website. All donations great and small are welcomed!
Thank you for visiting our website!
SWEET PEA & WILBUR
The Holidays are fast approaching…
These 2 love birds are looking for a permanent, loving home!
Sweet Pea, the Pitbull mix is a cancer survivor and looking for a home with energy!
Wilbur, a German Shepherd mix is a Senior Star at 13 years of age and special needs. He would love a home to relax in and a small yard to rest in…
Both babies get along with everyone and are up-to-date on their vaccinations. Sweet Pea is spayed, Wilbur is not neutered… Send us a message if you would like to meet either one of these love bugs.
Thank you for visiting our website!
It’s the 4th of October!
Humans are Celebrating World Animal Day!
Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue is
San Diego’s All Species Animal Rescue & Sanctuary!
Our volunteers and other humans specialize in serving animals with disabilities, attitude problems, many years behind them and not enough days to survive on their own. Like the Red Cross and Humane Societies, Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue is a Non-Profit Organization. WE DEPEND ON DONATIONS FROM ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS TO KEEP OUR DOORS OPEN DOING WHAT WE DO BEST! SERVE OUR ANIMAL RELATIONS.
All of us work very hard to integrate all of our animal relations in the Cross-Species Integration Program. When animals don’t get along with other animals it’s difficult to find homes. Not all animals can be placed and they often end up staying with Ferdinand’s Familia’s Sanctuary Program! Donate Today or Adopt Today-JUST DO SOMETHING TODAY!
All donations are tax-deductible, please consider making a donation today!
Congratulations to TiGi & Muneca!
These 2 long termers found loving homes.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MEETING ONE OF OUR FELINE FRIENDS, please email Janice@ferdinandsfamilia.org. Thank you!
THE WEE PIGLET SAMHAIN’S ALL HALLO’S EVE HOMECOMING!
In August of 2015 Samhain’s mother was confiscated from a home in the East County of San Diego. Samhain’s mother was skin and bones when she arrived at the South San Diego Shelter. She slowly began to put on weight, however the staff noticed the weight was falling to the belly. Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue was called in to take the future mother pig. The very next day she gave birth to 7 piglets, including Samhain.
Samhain was born on the 16th of October 2015.
Co-Founder Janice Jordan noticed Samhain was small compared to her siblings and physically shaking. Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue was able to place the mother with 6 of the 7 piglets; Samhain was placed with the rescue. Janice bottle fed Samhain ever 2-4 hours for the first 6 weeks of her life. Tiny and strong, Samhain is now 2 months of age and loves her adopted family.
Samhain may be genetically small, but she is strong and healthy. Her sleeping buddies include Bugsy, Rita Hayworth and Marciano. All 4 of these wonderful animal relations originated under the care of the Department of Animal Services South Shelter. The 4 are adopted siblings showing the success of the Culture of Co-Existence Program at Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue.
All donations to Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue are tax-deductible. Your support helps us support animals in need. Thank you for visiting our website.
Mustard the Flash is a Super Hero!
Mustard is an Alaskan Malamute Mix.
Mustard is about 2 years of age and all love!
Mustard is great with medium & large size dogs. She should not be in a home where there are cats or small dogs. Mustard is an escape artist, she can clear a 9 foot fence in a single bound. She will need a home with a secure yard both in height and ground. Mustard is very active and will love a human that loves to run! Mustard is crate trained too! Mustard is spayed, microchipped and up to date on her vaccinations. Her adoption fee is $125.00.
ARE YOU READY FOR MUSTARD?
Please call 619.475.8227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ferdinand’s Familia Rescue & Sanctuary
is open for tours on Saturday & Sunday mornings! Put on your walking shoes and bring water for yourself
and carrots and apples for our farm-friendly relations. Tours last about 60-90 minutes. Please contact us
for tour start times and space availability!
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 email@example.com or call 619.850.9442.
ADOPT FOR LOVE, NOT FOR STATUS…
Huskies, Malamutes and WolfDogs are being dumped in Shelters
across the country. Due to pop cultures shows and movies such as
Games of Thrones and Twilight, everyone wants a Wolf!
The following are images of Northern Breeds that have been found
as strays, relinquished by their human or left behind in an
WHEN YOU ADOPT, IT IS FOR LIFE!
Waiting for a loving, permanent home.
Binx, Bagera and Piewacket are waiting for a loving 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.
Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue makes every attempt to acclimate our animal relations to each other… We attempt to work with behavioral issue animals opening up more opportunities for adoption. Our program CULTURE of CO-EXISTENCE is a great deal of work focusing on controlled environments of safety, security and comfort. No animal is ever at risk. Our volunteers allow the animals to be animals and it is amazing to watch the care that appears between animals and between species.
Bugsy and Rox at morning playtime…
A morning kiss to begin the day…
Bottle babies are the gentlest of all. Whether kittens, puppies or lambs, bottle babies are nothing but love…
If you are interested in meeting one of our animal relations, please send us a message! And thank you for your interest in a rescue animal…!
THANKS TO IB PET FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF OUR WORK! Thanks for the donations!
All donations, in-kind or product are tax deductible! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions!
President Michael Pratt with all Love!
IB Pet is located at 600 Palm Avenue in the West Side of IB. They have holistic and organic food products for all of your animal’s needs!
HACKSAW, JIGSAW & PUZZLE are living life!
Now at a year and half, Hacksaw & Jigsaw are close by their Mamma Puzzle, but all three are discovering their identities and enjoying life. Both Hacksaw & Jigsaw now have loving Sponsors and Puzzle is quite popular on tour days.
Hacksaw still loving Mamma Puzzle
Photo Courtesy of Jess Brittain
Say hello to Hacksaw!
An orphaned horse taken in by Puzzle and her son Jigsaw and Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue.
Hacksaw loves hugs!
When you are down at the ranch make sure you give Hacksaw a big hug!
Hacksaw with surrogate mamma Puzzle and Janice!
Hacksaw & Jigsaw have grown out of their milk supplement. Growing into big boyhood!
Gerald Hines & Hacksaw are the best of buddies… Both babies from the same shelter are having a great time at Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue!
The Und1sputed Ones Support the Bellator Campaign
The Department of Animal Services’ South Shelter is displaying Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue’s Bottle Baby Campaign!
ADOPT! DON’T SHOP! CAN’T ADOPT? FOSTER! CAN’T FOSTER?
MAKE A GENEROUS DONATION TO YOUR FAVORITE CAT RESCUE!
FIGHTERS & FUTBOLERS FOR FELINES
Athletes from North Park Und1sputed in San Diego are coming together to
help Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue educate communities about the importance of Spay/Neuter Program and Adoption over Purchase. All athletes are posing with Bellator, the underdog kitten who is fighting for the lives of thousands of kittens in this country.
MMA Athlete War Machine & Bellator
Und1sputed Ones ‘Philosopher’ and Bellator
THERE IS AN OVERPOPULATION IN SAN DIEGO!
Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue needs responsible, patient and mature Foster Homes for kittens, cats, puppies and dogs! If you would like to open up your home to a fuzzy or furry friend, please send us a message with your interest in either canine or feline. Thank you from everyone great and small at FF&R!
CheLukes in a Happy Foster Home!
Raccoon needs a permanent home, but a loving foster home is good until he finds the perfect family!
Say hello to Caroline! Straight from Critterhaven in Pueblo, Colorado, Caroline is living with Gerald Hines & Bessie. Come by say hello and make her feel welcome!
The first Llama walk as a group. Sulu, Eric & Luis take the Llama crew on their very first walk-ALL TOGETHER. The ranch exists because of caring and compassionate volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue, please send us a message.
Ferdinand’s Familia working with the Black Hat Human Society!
Donation Delivery in St. John's, Arizona
The Black Hat Humane Society was founded over 10 years ago by Tamara Martin. Tamara’s goal?, save as many Rez Dogs as possible. Tamara and the Black Hat volunteers are doing exceptional work in isolated situations.
Unloading the goodies for the Rez Dogs!
St. John’s, Arizona is a secluded mining town. Ferdinand’s Familia will be delivering donations 3-4 times per year. If you are interested in donating food, blankets and supplements to the Black Hat Humane Society, please contact email@example.com or 619.847.4458. Thank you!
Ringo loves Michael
Michael is one of Ferdinand’s Familia’s Officers. A founding member of Ferdinand’s Familia, Michael is currently the Ranch Manager offering public tours on Saturday and by appointment tours on Sunday. Dedicating 24 hours of his day to animal rescue and placement, contact Michael if you would like to volunteer your time to our animal relations; he can be reached at 619.850.9442. Thank you!
Mumbles and Janice
Janice is also a founding member of Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue. She is currently the liaison between Ferdinand’s and All Adoption Partners. She also works with cat, dog and rabbit foster families and organizes community adoption events.
Terri at the Ranch with a Smile!
Terri is a Board Member and has been guiding Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue since the beginning. A lover of all things cat, Terri can help you get some bottle-babies in your home-IF YOU WANT!
Kay Kim. Korean born, Peta member, humanitarian. Student, hairstylist and waitress. World traveler animal lover extraordinaire. Kay K started her life with Ferdinand’s Familia as a foster. Her leadership skills and passion for all creatures great and small quickly morphed into a Board Member. Here with one of her Failed Fosters, Cooper, these 2 are inseparable!
Kay K and Cooper staying warm
Volunteers with Ferdinand’s Familia were recently featured on Channel 6
CW’s San Diego Living. Spay, neuter and commitment were the hot topics
of discussion on the morning’s show. Mikey, Zsa Zsa, Eva and Tony the
Handsome Rooster were the featured guests. To view the segment click
or cut and paste the link(s) below.
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This is Beckham!
Beckham was given sanctuary about 7 years ago when a breeder was attempting to breed a “pocket pig”. Beckham runs around the stables with her partner-Wilbur! Pig kisses to you!
Celtic Warrior is all grown up now! From a litter of nine-volunteers fed he and his siblings every three hours for six weeks after his mother disappeared. Celtic Warrior was given sanctuary and now runs around playing with kittens that come to Ferdinand’s Familia.
Chi-Chi is an ex-Thoroughbred Race Horse and was found abandoned in a local stable in Imperial Beach in 2009.
UPDATE! Chi-Chi recently found a permanent home up north and having a great time!
Lila Rose came to Ferdinand’s Familia after years of breeding at a Thoroughbred Racehorse Ranch. After a long-time untreated injury, the volunteers at Ferdinand’s Familia attempted to treat a very simple ailment. Lila Rose was with Ferdinand’s Familia for only 3-1/2 months and touched everyone she met.
Rodeo was abandoned in a Tijuana River Valley stable. Volunteers from Ferdinand’s Familia spent three weeks digging Rodeo and his partner Maggie May out of six months of horse manure. Rodeo is now sanctuary with Ferdinand’s Familia and loves to kick up his heels in the “BIG CORRAL”! If you are interested in sponsoring Rodeo, please contact Ferdinand’s Familia.
On Sunday the 16th of March 2014, Wilbur lost his
battle with a mouth
tumor. He was
about 17 years of
age. All of us miss
Wilbur runs around with Beckham! Wilbur came from a home where he was attacked by his human’s dogs. Wilbur lost his ear in one attack but that doesn’t keep him listening to everything you say! Wilbur has been given sanctuary and has a permanent sponsor who loves his piggy kisses!