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.

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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Husky Blend Puppies Seek Happy Ending Like Mom

Major, Mischa, Milo, Malaki, Mika & Moose

Husky Blend Puppies Seek Happy Ending Like Mom

The pups were born on a ranch in San Bernardino County.

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Blind Kitten Has Super Powers

Peter

Blind Kitten Has Super Powers

This Siamese kitten's condition doesn't hold him back in any way.

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If Only Dogs Could Talk

Bugs

If Only Dogs Could Talk

Five BB gun pellets were found in this sweet dog's little body.

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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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