SUCCESS STORIES

Helen Woodward Animal Center sees some incredibly challenging pet rescue cases.  Fortunately, we see very happy endings, too! Here are a few stories of the animal rescues we receive and a glimpse at how these special pets have touched our hearts.

Finding Happiness: Nemo Kitten Thrives Despite “Little Fin”

Nemo

Finding Happiness: Nemo Kitten Thrives Despite “Little Fin”

The Ragdoll blend kitten was born with an underdeveloped front leg.

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Chihuahua Puppy Brought Back to Life

Churri

Chihuahua Puppy Brought Back to Life

Churri the Chihuahua blend puppy went into respiratory arrest after routine surgery.

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Beagle Puppy is One Lucky Penny

Penny

Beagle Puppy is One Lucky Penny

Penny was found under a car in a bustling store parking lot.

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Australian Cattle Dog Puppies Go From Desert Dumpster to Forever Families

Kelp, Kori & Kite

Australian Cattle Dog Puppies Go From Desert Dumpster to Forever Families

These three puppies were found in the depths of a trash bin.

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Abe: Small, Yet Mighty

Abe

Abe: Small, Yet Mighty

Abe is one of the tiniest dogs to ever pass through Helen Woodward Animal Center.

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The Lovable Litter That Lives to Love

Lulu, Layla, Lilo & Lolly

The Lovable Litter That Lives to Love

The four Puggle/Terrier puppies were rescued from a neglect situation.

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Husky Runs Free of Chains

Quinn

Husky Runs Free of Chains

The husky blend spent the first 2 years of her life tied to a chain.

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From Junkyard Puppies to Joyous Puppies: A Galentine’s Day Story

Galentine's Day Puppies

From Junkyard Puppies to Joyous Puppies: A Galentine’s Day Story

19 puppies rescued from a junkyard in East Los Angeles

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Newt Puppy Cherry Eye

Newt

Newt Puppy Cherry Eye

Newt had big, soulful eyes, but something wasn’t quite right.

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It’s the Fluffy Cat Family!

Fluffy Cat Family

It’s the Fluffy Cat Family!

In a remote area of Kern County, California was a lonely, lost pregnant cat. She had no family, no owner and no home.

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The Kitten Who Died and Came Back to Life

Bliss

The Kitten Who Died and Came Back to Life

The brave little kitten fought through and actually came back to life.

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Loving Cat Shot with BB Gun

Sara

Loving Cat Shot with BB Gun

Why would anyone want to hurt Sara, the sweetest cat you'd ever meet?

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