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Helen Woodward teams up with Chargers to help pets get adopted

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Posted at 4:57 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 19:59:50-05

RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. (KGTV) -- The Los Angeles Chargers are throwing a Hail-Mary in hopes of getting all twelve pets at Helen Woodward Animal Center adopted.

The NFL team is offering a major assist to twelve of the Center’s specially selected adoptable dogs and cats. Even more exciting, the Chargers and Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar will sponsor the adoption fees and provide a Lazy Dog Pepper’s Pack for the first five of these pets that find their forever families.

Helen Woodward Animal Center first became aware of the Chargers’ dedication to orphan pets when a representative from the team reached out about Louis – a gentle dog whose eyes had been removed and was receiving assistance from the Center – seeing how they could help.


To raise awareness for Louis, the Chargers shared his story across the team’s social media accounts. After promoting Louis and helping him find his forever home, the offer was extended to help even more orphan pets in need.

In the last year, the Chargers have helped place nearly 30 pets in forever homes.

“We're excited to partner with Helen Woodward Animal Center and Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar to help rescue animals find their perfect match in time for Valentine's Day,” said Los Angeles Chargers Director of Community Partnerships Heather Birdsall. “Building off the success we saw with Louis' adoption, we believe our platform can help make a difference for these animals.”

Some of the pets available for adoption include: a gorgeous 1-year-old Catahoula Leopard/Terrier Blend named Christian who always has his eye on the ball and his heart in the game; an extremely friendly, 6-year old Dilute Calico cat named Nefertiti; and a 3 year-old Husky Blend named Kokomo.

To learn more about the amazing animals who are looking for their furever home click here or call Helen Woodward Animal Center Adoption Department at 858-756-4117 ext. 313.

People interested in adoption must first request an appointment at