FCIA Mission Statement
The Foundation for the Care of Indigent Animals (FCIA) rescues small homeless dogs scheduled for death and addresses their medical needs and finds them loving homes.
The FCIA pays for veterinarian care required for dogs and cats at city shelters, over and above that which shelters are able to provide.
The FCIA also assists animals needing critical veterinarian attention in the following situations:
1) Owner is poverty level
2) Owner is facing catastrophic fees
3) Good Samaritan with a lost or abandoned animal
The Foundation for Care of Indigent Animals (FCIA) is a small 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is staffed 100% by dedicated volunteers. FCIA was founded in 1982 by Penny Adams, who, for the following 25-plus years, tirelessly committed herself to the rescue and care of companion animals in need.
FCIA takes in small adoptable dogs in need of care that would have otherwise been euthanized. Animals come to us from many sources. Some have been rescued from San Diego County shelters. Others have been abandoned or relinquished to us as the result of a family facing the loss of their home, or due to the illness or death of the primary caregiver. We provide these dogs with medical care when needed, compassionate foster homes, and plenty of love and attention. We work very hard to find devoted forever homes for our animals.
The FCIA also assists low income individuals with emergency veterinarian services. The majority of our annual spending is for this part of our mission. We also pay for veterinarian care required for animals at County shelters, over and above that which shelters are able to provide so that these animals can be placed into adoption at the shelter or go to a rescue group. We work with almost every animal rescue group in San Diego County and some beyond the borders.