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Puppies rescued from Louisiana get second chance in San Diego

Posted at 1:14 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 16:14:07-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Three two-month-old puppies rescued from Louisiana after their mother was shot to death will soon be up for adoption in San Diego.

Helen Woodward Animal Center has welcomed the three puppies, named Bear, Lady, and Ruffian, in partnership with the Heart of Louisiana rescue.

The center says the puppies were found after their mother and five other dogs were found shot to death in Louisiana. The animal center adds that canine overpopulation in Louisiana has led to more homeless dogs and abuse.


The puppies were being kept underneath a shed near a school, where a campus' cafeteria worker was able to find them. The school employee then bottle-fed the puppies. Once they were weaned, she turned the animals over to Heart of Louisiana care takers.

“Heart of Louisiana has been an incredible rescue partner,” said Helen Woodward Animal Center Operations Director Jennifer Shorey. “Despite the closures of so many shelters out in rural Louisiana, they are continuing to do the hard work of rounding up these orphan pets and securing them transports to safety. We are honored to be a part of saving these lives.”

Once the puppies have spay and neuter surgeries, they will be available for adoption.

Helen Woodward is currently offering adoptions by appointment only Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.