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Bottle-Baby Tiki

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!!

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY! Adoption Event in Alpine…

BETTER WITH A BUDDY Adoption Event!

Saturday the 25th of November Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue will be in Alpine!

Natural Instincts of Alpine is hosting an adoption event on Small Business Saturday.  Support your local businesses and even better, bring a new family member into your home this Holiday Season!

Three to Four pairs of kittens, a couple of chicks and a couple of dogs will be looking for new homes.  A few of the animals will be able to go to their new home on Saturday; the younger kittens will be available the following week.  All animals are spayed or neutered before going to their new homes!  In the case of medical issues, animals may be adopted without the spay or neuter requirement.

If you are unable to adopt or visit us on Saturday, please visit our Donation Page and make a tax-deductible donation today!

Thank you for visiting our website!

 

 

 

 

Old Dogs Want a Home to Call their Own… EMMA HAS A HOME!

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.

Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

RESCUE to RECOVERY…

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
the horses.

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!!!

 

Elliott The Senior Pig…

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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!

 

 

DONATE TODAY!

DONATE TODAY!
https://ferdinandsfamilia.org/donate-today/

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Disabled Buddies Jim Rose & Bugsy!

Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue is San Diego’s All-Species Animal Rescue & Sanctuary! We are partners with San Diego’s Department of Animal Services, San Diego’s Humane Societies, Good Dog Rez Q, the Pasadena and Ramona Humane Societies!

Like other Non-Profit Organizations we depend on the support and kindness of individuals, businesses and communities! We advocate a vegan and vegetarian lifestyle. If you love animals-LOVE all animals! Cows, pigs, chickens, ducks are our friends, not food.

Volunteering, Fostering and Adopting are all spokes in the wheel to support our work to serve our animal relations. In-Kind Donations are also welcome. All donations great and small mean everything. AND!, DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE!

We are coming up on the end of the year and if you need to make a tax-deductible donation before the end of the year-DO IT RIGHT HERE! DO IT RIGHT NOW!

DONATE TODAY!
https://ferdinandsfamilia.org/donate-today/

HAPPY WORLD ANIMAL DAY!

It’s the 4th of October!
Humans are Celebrating World Animal Day!

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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!

Cats in Homes!

Congratulations to TiGi & Muneca!

These 2 long termers found loving homes.
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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MEETING ONE OF OUR FELINE FRIENDS, please email Janice@ferdinandsfamilia.org.  Thank you!

Samhain and Her Crew

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.
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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.

Visit the Ranch & Sanctuary!

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!

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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 janice@ferdinandsfamilia.org or call 619.850.9442.

Thank you!

 

 

 

The Northern Breed

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
abandoned home.
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WHEN YOU ADOPT, IT IS FOR LIFE!
THEIR LIFE!

Culture of Co-Existence…

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.

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Bugsy and Rox at morning playtime…

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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…!

THANK YOU IB PET!

THANKS TO IB PET FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF OUR WORK!  Thanks for the donations!
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All donations, in-kind or product are tax deductible!  Please contact us at janice@ferdinandsfamilia.org for any questions!

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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!

FUTBOLERS FOR FELINES

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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

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.

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MMA Athlete War Machine & Bellator

 

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Und1sputed Ones ‘Philosopher’ and Bellator

Fosters Needed!

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!

CheLukes in a Happy Foster Home!

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Raccoon needs a permanent home, but a loving foster home is good until he finds the perfect family!

Llama Familia on a Walk

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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.

Supporting the Rez Dogs!

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 janice@ferdinandsfamilia.org or 619.847.4458.  Thank you!

Ferdinand’s Familia on San Diego Living

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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Chi-Chi!

old_chiCHI2Chi-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!

The Passing of Wilbur…

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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.

 

 

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!