Love people and have a friendly, easy-going dog? Learn about enhancing the lives of people through the Pet Encounter Therapy program.
Our volunteers are vital to the life-saving and life-enhancing mission of Helen Woodward Animal Center. Meet two volunteers who passionately dedicate their time and energy to create a more humane world for pets and people.
On May 13, 2014, when the Bernardo Fire threatened Helen Woodward Animal Center, over 400 animals were safely evacuated in less than three hours, all thanks to the help of dozens of volunteers, local businesses and organizations.
Ottilie Baer was one of our most dedicated, longest serving volunteers at Helen Woodward Animal Center. Ottilie began volunteering in 1995, and for the past 18 years, came each and every week, hardly ever missing a shift.
During Pet Encounter Therapy visits, we have seen many miraculous things such as movement from an unresponsive patient or heard words spoken for the first time – all to the amazement of fellow residents, staff members and Pet Encounter Therapy volunteers. Experience our favorite and most heartwarming moments.
Unit PHCD-SD (Public Health Command District San Diego) came to lend their support to the long-standing AniMeals program, dedicated to providing food for the pets of homebound elderly people throughout San Diego County. The team emptied, scrubbed, cleaned and inspected the AniMeals walk-in to make sure the conditions were in tip-top shape for the pets serviced by the program.
Neglected Dog and Puppies Recovering in Foster Family Home Earlier this month, Helen Woodward Animal Center accepted a neglected dog into our foster care program. This neglected dog’s story was […]