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.

Special Dog Defies Expectations

Boba

Special Dog Defies Expectations

This puppy's future was uncertain when fluid was discovered inside her brain.

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Tick Tock, Racing Against the Clock

Candy, Caz, CeCe, Chula & Cleo

Tick Tock, Racing Against the Clock

This litter of puppies was nearly killed by ticks.

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Kitten Found in Running Engine

Jasper

Kitten Found in Running Engine

The little orange tabby was looking for a safe, warm place to hide.

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‘Twas the Night Before Rescue

Uma and Ugo

‘Twas the Night Before Rescue

The puppies were discovered inside a trash can in the Inland Empire.

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Bullet Discovered Inside Wonder Cat

Carmen

Bullet Discovered Inside Wonder Cat

Our medical team made a shocking discovery during an unrelated X-ray.

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Finding Happiness: Nemo Kitten Thrives Despite “Little Fin”

Nemo

Finding Happiness: Nemo Kitten Thrives Despite “Little Fin”

The Ragdoll blend kitten was born with an underdeveloped front leg.

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Chihuahua Puppy Brought Back to Life

Churri

Chihuahua Puppy Brought Back to Life

Churri the Chihuahua blend puppy went into respiratory arrest after routine surgery.

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Beagle Puppy is One Lucky Penny

Penny

Beagle Puppy is One Lucky Penny

Penny was found under a car in a bustling store parking lot.

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Australian Cattle Dog Puppies Go From Desert Dumpster to Forever Families

Kelp, Kori & Kite

Australian Cattle Dog Puppies Go From Desert Dumpster to Forever Families

These three puppies were found in the depths of a trash bin.

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Abe: Small, Yet Mighty

Abe

Abe: Small, Yet Mighty

Abe is one of the tiniest dogs to ever pass through Helen Woodward Animal Center.

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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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