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.

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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Puppies Abandoned with No Roof Over Their Heads

Apple, Cider, Cindy Lou Who, Grinch & Max

Puppies Abandoned with No Roof Over Their Heads

These newborn puppies were left exposed to the elements.

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Frosty the Tri-Pawd

Frosty

Frosty the Tri-Pawd

The 18-month-old Lab-Shepherd blend was given up by her family.

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Rudolph Guided to Forever Family

Rudolph

Rudolph Guided to Forever Family

The miniature poodle blend was always in pain because of knee trouble.

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Puppy Rescued From Dark Side

Jedi

Puppy Rescued From Dark Side

Jedi spent weeks in total darkness inside a closet.

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Jack Russell Blend Puppies Found in Sealed Box

Russell and Ruffles

Jack Russell Blend Puppies Found in Sealed Box

Russell and Ruffles were tossed from a moving car in Kern County, CA.

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