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Helen Woodward Animal Center thanks "Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation" for their support of our Spay / Neuter program!

Special thanks to the Tippett Foundation and the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation for supporting our Adoptions program.


Pets updated as of 4/16/2014 11:03:03 AM

Saturday, November 17th, 2012, almost 50 orphaned dogs and cats were flown across the country to Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe. The East Coast shelter pets had been waiting for forever homes when the savage hurricane hit and left their facilities uninhabitable. With remaining East Coast shelters reaching full-capacity and unable to provide resources for all of the homeless pets in need, Helen Woodward Animal Center relied on the assistance of Southwest Airlines, BP fuel and the veterinarians and technicians at SeaWorld to chaperone the pets across the country and bring them to their new home at the Center.

These homeless pets have received months of housing, medical care, love and training and each will be looking for a forever family of their very own. Do you have room in your heart and home for them?

Each pet appears here as soon as they become available. Please check back with us regularly!

Hurricane Sandy Pets Updates – Read their story!

**June 26 Update
**March 12 Update

**December 31 Update

**December 13 Update
**November 29 Update

**November 19 Update
November 17 Update
HWAC's Hurricane Sandy Pets Flight album on Photobucket

Click on an adoptable pet for more detailed information