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.

Dog Healing After Horrific Accident

Brisbane

Dog Healing After Horrific Accident

The car’s license plate sliced through her leg, leaving a deep wound.

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Dog Adopts Orphaned Puppies, Nurses Them Like Her Own

Nina

Dog Adopts Orphaned Puppies, Nurses Them Like Her Own

Nina, an Australian Cattledog/Blue Heeler blend, gave birth to 4 puppies, but she's actually a mom to 9!

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Mighty Masina’s Milestones

Masina

Mighty Masina’s Milestones

The newborn kitten was found all alone on a balcony.

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The Tail of Trusty’s Nose

Trusty

The Tail of Trusty’s Nose

Just like the lovable Bloodhound in “Lady and the Tramp,” our Trusty is loyal, a little goofy and has a noteworthy nose.

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Demi’s Long Road to Recovery

Demi

Demi’s Long Road to Recovery

Homeless with newborn puppies, heartworm positive and in need of surgery, Demi's outlook was bleak.

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More Than 60 Chihuahuas Rescued from Hoarding Case in Bakersfield

14 Chihuahuas

More Than 60 Chihuahuas Rescued from Hoarding Case in Bakersfield

The Chihuahuas were among more than 60 dogs rescued from a hoarding situation in Bakersfield.

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Texas Rescue Dog’s Cinderella Story

Princess

Texas Rescue Dog’s Cinderella Story

Shy, scared and heartworm positive, Hound blend Princess was in desperate need of some TLC.

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The Little Kitten That Could

Cookies 'n Cream

The Little Kitten That Could

The kitten was found laying motionless outside in the cold when she was just days old.

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A Second Chance at Puppyhood

Platypus

A Second Chance at Puppyhood

Puppy with severely broken leg receives treatment at Helen Woodward Animal Center

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Kitten Rescued from Busy Riverside Intersection

Flower

Kitten Rescued from Busy Riverside Intersection

The tiny kitten caused traffic to come to a halt at a busy intersection.

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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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