photos by Amy Huzil

Helen Woodward Animal Center’s 31st Annual Spring Fling Gala, Our Extravagant World Tour, took place at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in June. Guests enjoyed food from 20 local restaurants, entertainment by Haute Chile Productions, and exciting silent and live auctions. The event, co-chaired by Jamie Carr and Erin Combs, raised over $445,000 to support the pets and programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center, including: saving more orphan pets through the Adoptions Transfer Program; serving more homeless San Diegans through Pets Without Walls; and continuing to provide unique opportunities to support the bond between humans and animals through the Humane Education Program.


Helen Woodward Animal Center also recently celebrated the opening of its brand new pet Adoptions Building, which will help the center better serve the approximately 3,500 animals that come through its doors each year. For more information go to