This just in… FACE Low-Cost Animal Clinic expanded medical facility for companion animals officially open

(left to right) Kent E. Agness, Trustee, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust; Jennifer Jones, Imagine Campaign Co-Chair; Jen Hancock, Executive Director, FACE Low-Cost Animal Clinic; Jennifer Simon, Herbert Simon Family Foundation; Catherine Parker, Board President, FACE Low-Cost Animal Clinic cut the ribbon to the new FACE facilities on Saturday, February 24

FACE Low-Cost Animal Clinic officially cut the ribbon on Saturday, February 24 to open its new medical facility that serves as the state’s largest low-cost, high-volume clinic for companion animals.

The new clinic, which was funded through private donations and philanthropic support, consists of a 7,000 sq. foot expansion to its current space at 1505 Massachusetts Ave. The expansion included the renovation of the current clinic and the construction of a new second-story addition. The total project cost was just over $3 million.

“We are grateful to our donors, our supporters, our construction partners, and our staff and volunteers for their dedication to high-quality care to our companion animals,” said Jen Hancock FACE executive director. “Importantly, our new clinic enables us to enhance our services, which ultimately, supports our mission of ending euthanasia in our community.”

For the first time, FACE will offer X-ray services at its clinic, as well as the following features:

  • Increased surgery space
  • ICU and other advanced equipment for critical patients
  • Designated infectious disease zones to treat animals with parvovirus and panleukopenia
  • Diagnostic equipment to enhance patient care
  • More kennels for larger dogs who are more at-risk for euthanasia
  • Meeting space for FACE’s education and outreach efforts

The expansion was funded through FACE’s “Imagine” capital campaign, a $3.6 million initiative that received key leadership gifts from the Joanie Bernard Foundation, the Nina Mason

Exterior photo of the expanded facility. New addition is on the right.

Pulliam Charitable Trust, Lilly Endowment Inc., and the Herbert Simon Family Foundation. The campaign, which is at 89 percent of its goal, is continuing to raise funds for additional program support.

The non-profit broke ground for the expansion in June 2016, and was fully functioning throughout the construction process, serving more than 30,000 dogs and cats in central Indiana in 2017 alone. The construction partners were Wurster Construction and Five2Five Design Studio.

FACE Low-Cost Animal Clinic is a non-profit, low-cost animal clinic in Indianapolis. Open six days a week and serving central Indiana, the clinic provides affordable spay/neuter services, along with medical and wellness care for companion animals and community cats.  Since opening in 1999, FACE has performed more than a quarter of a million spay/neuter surgeries, which has contributed to a 90 percent reduction of euthanasia in the community.

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