San Diego Families Can Adopt Puppies Rescued From Hurricane Harvey

Adoptable cats and dogs available at the helen woodward animals shelter in rancho Santa fe

Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (Mar. 6, 2018) – On Saturday, March 3rd, 38 orphan puppies, flown in from shelter partner – Operations Pets Alive – based in Houston, arrived at Helen Woodward Animal Center to begin their search for forever families. Tomorrow at 1:00 p.m., the first of our fuzzy Texan friends will go available for adoption. The media is invited to meet 8 of the Houston orphan pups as they begin their happily-ever-afters.

Last weekend’s arrival of the puppies into McClellan Palomar Airport (assisted by Cloud 9 Rescue flights), signals continuing efforts between Helen Woodward Animal Center and Operation Pets alive to alleviate the growing orphan pet problem exacerbated by Hurricane Harvey’s destruction in September 2017. Although the Houston area works to rebuild, the intense damage left in the storm’s wake will take years to remedy, leaving damaged shelters and foster homes unusable. Added to Harvey’s wreckage, are the less stringent Texas spay & neuter ordinances, leading to more homeless southern puppies born on the streets.

Operation Pets Alive and Helen Woodward Animal Center began their work together in the midst of the hurricane and are delighted to work together on the latest efforts to get Houston puppies to brighter futures on the west coast.

Upon arrival, the puppies received medical checks from Center staff and were transported to the homes of incredible Center foster families who sheltered the canines while they received any necessary further medical care. 8 of the 38 puppies have been cleared for adoption and are looking forward to meeting new families tomorrow!

The media is invited to meet the first of our available Houston puppies. Please join us, TOMORROW, March 7th @ Helen Woodward Animal Center. Please contact us to let us know if you would like to set up morning media to meet the puppies!

WHERE: Helen Woodward Animal Center - 6523 Helen Woodward Way, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 Our normal main entrance on El Apajo Road is closed due to construction, please use the Helen Woodward Way address above.