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.

Puppies Found at Border Get Second Chance

Miss Frizzle, Arnold, Carlos & Ralphie

Puppies Found at Border Get Second Chance

Our Magic Rescue Van sprang into action to save four puppies found at the border.

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Nursing Dog Mom Adopts Orphaned Litter

The ChiFloofer Bunch

Nursing Dog Mom Adopts Orphaned Litter

A sweet Chihuahua adopts five newborn Poodle puppies when their mother is no longer able to care for them.

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Husky Blend Puppies Seek Happy Ending Like Mom

Major, Mischa, Milo, Malaki, Mika & Moose

Husky Blend Puppies Seek Happy Ending Like Mom

The pups were born on a ranch in San Bernardino County.

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Blind Kitten Has Super Powers

Peter

Blind Kitten Has Super Powers

This Siamese kitten's condition doesn't hold him back in any way.

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If Only Dogs Could Talk

Bugs

If Only Dogs Could Talk

Five BB gun pellets were found in this sweet dog's little body.

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Slowly Starving in Plain Sight

Nadia

Slowly Starving in Plain Sight

This new mama dog wasn't getting enough food to make milk for her puppies.

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Laid Off Worker Leaves Love Letter to Abandoned Cats

Oliver & Dodger

Laid Off Worker Leaves Love Letter to Abandoned Cats

The two cats were found outside Club Pet with a note attached to their crate.

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Mama Dog Rescued from San Diego Streets Just in Time

Canela

Mama Dog Rescued from San Diego Streets Just in Time

This strong, sweet girl was rescued from the streets just before giving birth to 10 puppies.

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Three-Legged Pup is Literally the Bravest Pup We Know

Champion

Three-Legged Pup is Literally the Bravest Pup We Know

He spent months in pain due to an untreated broken leg.

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Leticia Brings Joy to the World

Leticia

Leticia Brings Joy to the World

This little kitten with a unique challenge proves nothing is impawsible.

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New Mom Raises Puppies, Now Fights Cancer

Blanca

New Mom Raises Puppies, Now Fights Cancer

This sweet dog had to wait until her puppies were weaned to begin cancer treatment.

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Puppy with Extreme Overbite Gets Outpouring of Love

Grim

Puppy with Extreme Overbite Gets Outpouring of Love

This Chiweenie puppy required surgery due to a severe overbite.

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