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.

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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Dr. Finkelstein Pirate Cat

Dr. Finkelstein

Dr. Finkelstein Pirate Cat

Gray tabby kitten with mysterious eye condition

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Neville’s Makeover Story

Neville

Neville’s Makeover Story

No one wanted Neville because of his badly matted fur.

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iPuppies Upgrade to Forever Homes

Icarus, Igloo, Irwin and Ishmael

iPuppies Upgrade to Forever Homes

Corgi blend puppies rescued from an animal hoarding situation in SoCal

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Smeagle the Beagle

Puppy Found by Dead Mother’s Side

Smeagle the Beagle

They slammed the brakes after seeing something brown, white and fuzzy sitting on the side of the street...

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Foxy the Foxtail Kitten

Foxy

Foxy the Foxtail Kitten

She had a foxtail weed embedded in her left eye so deep, she nearly lost her eye because of it.

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Unlikely Hero Saves Litter of Puppies

Jackalope, Jackal and Jaloppy

Unlikely Hero Saves Litter of Puppies

each day, he would return to the field and feed the pups scraps of food he snuck from the dinner table. The puppies were completely dependent on this kind-hearted kid.

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