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Pet of the Week: Poinsettia

Posted at 11:49 AM, Dec 01, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-01 19:11:11-05

Say hello to Poinsettia, the ABC 10News Pet of the Week! 

Shepherd blend
10 weeks old
Spayed female
Current weight: 13 pounds
Estimated adult weight 40-50 pounds

Poinsettia came to the Helen Woodward Animal Center this week from a partner shelter in California. The Animal Center says Poinsettia is “sweet as can be and just wants to find her forever family!”

You can adopt me at the Helen Woodward Animal Center:
6461 El Apajo Road
Rancho Santa Fe
Kennels are open Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last application is accepted at 5:15pm.
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AniMeals Kicks off December with Food Distribution Event at Palomar College with Feeding San Diego

Celebrate the season of giving with Helen Woodward Animal Center's AniMeals Program! Partnering with Feeding San Diego and Kahoots Feed and Pet Store, AniMeals ensures no pet goes hungry this holiday. In a heartwarming effort, the program kicks off December by providing food for 500 pets at Feeding San Diego's Holiday Food Distribution. Since 2020, AniMeals has collaborated with Feeding San Diego, expanding its reach to monthly pet food distribution. This year, the program once again joins forces with Kahoots Feed and Pet Store for a month-long food drive. Visit any of the 11 Kahoots locations, donate, and enjoy a Santa PAWS photo opportunity at the 4S Ranch store on December 2nd. Capture the holiday spirit and support AniMeals in ensuring every pet's holiday is truly delightful! For more information, visit