Ana – Tiny Kitten Nearly Dies – Twice!

Ana nearly dies twice but proves that some cats really do have nine lives!

Snowshoe Cat with Deep Infected Wounds

When a Snowshoe cat showed up at the shelter, we were not sure she would survive. She had extensive, deep and infected wounds on both sides of her body, which were also covered with a lot of debris. We couldn’t imagine the trauma she had endured and the pain she was in as she had clearly been living with Read More …

German Shepherd Attacked Small Dog

On the afternoon of August 17, 2016, a little 10-pound terrier was brought to the San Jose Animal Care Center. The community member who brought the dog to the shelter indicated that a German Shepherd attacked the little terrier. The community member immediately rushed the little dog to the shelter for care. The terrier was taken to Read More …

Martín – Hit By a Car, Degloving Wounds with Bone Exposed

We were told Martín was hit by a car. He came into our care at the San Jose Animal Care Center with severe degloving wounds to his front legs. There was so much dirt and debris within the wounds that it was hard to tell how deep they went. To help remove the debris and Read More …

Oso’s Dental Disease – The Root of the Problem

Oso was adopted from the San Jose animal shelter a few years ago as a young, healthy dog. Recently his owner brought him back to the shelter, requesting that he be euthanized. The reason for euthanasia: bad breath and bad teeth. Our shelter’s veterinary team could not even evaluate Oso’s teeth because he would try Read More …

Tabby Kitten with Infected Wounds on Abdomen

A kitten was found with large infected wounds on the side of his abdomen. The wounds were draining yellow discharge, an indication that they were infected. His wounds were closed and a drain was placed in the area to help release the discharge instead of having it accumulate under the skin and form an abscess. The kitten was then given pain Read More …