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.

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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Wonder Fosters to the Rescue

The W Puppies

Wonder Fosters to the Rescue

Nine puppies were orphaned after their mother was killed by a car.

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Video Game Turns Real Life for Frogger the Kitten

Frogger

Video Game Turns Real Life for Frogger the Kitten

6-week-old kitten found dodging traffic on the 101

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What’s Love Got To Do With It? Everything!

Tina & Turner

What’s Love Got To Do With It? Everything!

The two kittens were found on an LA street with severe burns.

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Kitten Born Without Eyelids

Cleta

Kitten Born Without Eyelids

This sweet kitten required expensive reconstructive surgery. That's where we stepped in.

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Kittens Dumped on Streets of LA

Uzo, Umi & Utah

Kittens Dumped on Streets of LA

Three kittens found themselves abandoned in an industrial area near downtown Los Angeles.

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