Press Releases

Breaking Ground, Building Compassion

Helen Woodward Animal Center Begins Construction on New Humane Education Village…    Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.  (Sept. 18, 2023) – After a 20-year wait, the third phase in the Campaign …

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World’s Largest Pet Adoption Awareness Campaign Kicks Off in San Diego

In Just Two Weeks, Animal-Lovers will Light Up the World on Remember Me Thursday®…   Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.  (September 15, 2023) – In just two weeks, on Thursday, September …

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More Maui Shelter Pets to Arrive at Helen Woodward Animal Center

Emergency Intake to Include Cat Found in a Burned Engine Block   RANCHO SANTA FE (9/8/2023) – Tonight, Helen Woodward Animal Center is pleased to welcome the arrival of more …

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Surf’s Pup for the 18th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon

Helen Woodward Animal Center Invites Fidos to Fetch Waves at Longest Running Canine Surf Competition   Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.  (Aug. 29, 2023) – It’s almost here!  Throughout the summer, …

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Helen Woodward Animal Center Welcomes Maui Pets

Island Orphan Pets Relocate to San Diego to Provide Relief for Shelter after Nightmare Fire…   Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.  (August 23, 2023) – Over the next three evenings, a …

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Andie MacDowell & Rainey Qualley Headline Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Remember Me Thursday®

Celebrity Mother and Daughter Team Lend their Voices to the Annual Campaign…   Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.  (Aug. 10, 2023) – With just over a month to go until the …

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Due to Hurricane Hilary, all  departments will be closing at 3pm today.  Stay safe!