Helen Woodward Animal Center staff workers have seen their fair share of rough cases, but the latest group of pups to arrive at the center – a total of 19 - survived a scenario few can imagine.
Bred wild on the property of an East Los Angeles junkyard, the puppies chance at survival was slim. But that changed with a call to the Helen Woodward center from a Santa Clarita rescue partner. With Valentine’s Day just having passed, the nicknamed “sweetheart” puppies have been prepping for their big reveal, with some "GALentine's Day" pampering!
The junkyard puppies were a mix of four to five litters, four to six weeks old and included lab, shepherd and terrier blends. Left to fend for themselves; unaltered, with no vaccinations, nourishment or medical care, the likelihood of a happy ending seemed impossible. An independent rescue group, however, convinced the owner to let them bring the pups to Helen Woodward Animal Center. The 19 “sweetheart” puppies, now given nicknames like Sweetie, Honey, Baby and Sugar, have thrived under medical and foster care and will are available this week.
“These puppies really fit their names,” stated Helen Woodward Animal Center Inventory Manager LaBeth Thompson. “They are so loving and want nothing more than to snuggle and find a cozy lap. It’s incredible because they really knew no human kindness until they came here but now they’re ready to accept all the love and happiness any person is willing to give.”
In preparation for their big reveal, the girl puppies celebrated GALentine’s Day on Monday by treating themselves to a tail-wagging time – shopping for snuggly sweaters, scarfing down brunch and getting spa treatments and paw-dicures.
The “sweetheart" puppies are be available for adoption at Helen Woodward Animal Center this week. If you would like to adopt one of these rescues, please contact the Adoptions Department at: 858-756-4117 ext. 1, visit www.animalcenter.org or stop by at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe.