Eight puppies rescued from Hurricane Harvey now available for adoption

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.

On Wednesday the first of these rescued puppies became available for adoption.

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.

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