George the Rottweiler

George, an adult male Rottweiler, got into a bit of trouble when he was out running around loose as a stray dog in San Jose. George came to the San Jose animal shelter covered in ticks and with a degloving wound to his hind leg. One of the most common reasons dogs and cats get Read More …

Radical Bilateral Mastectomy Saves Shelter Dog’s Life

When a female dog is not spayed, it is only a matter of time before she develops one of two things: a pyometra (infected uterus) or mammary cancer. Studies show that spaying a dog before her first heat cycle virtually eliminates the dog’s risk for mammary cancer. Unfortunately, many of the dogs that we see Read More …

Chester – A Kitten with 3.5 Legs

Chester weighed just over a pound when he was brought to the San Jose Animal Care Center as a stray kitten. He was tiny and sweet with 3.5 legs instead of 4. Whatever happened to the missing half of his left hind leg is a mystery. It is possible that something traumatic occurred, causing that Read More …

Shelter Helps Senior Dog with Giant Mass

At 11 years old, Viola found herself in the care of the San Jose Animal Care Center. Like many dogs, Viola was scared in the unfamiliar shelter environment. The shelter’s behavior team worked with her to help her feel more comfortable in her new environment. Once she was finally warming up to people, it was time Read More …

Overheating Dogs with Temperatures Over 108˚F

When the temperature in San Jose, California rose to 95˚F with full sun, two loose dogs running outdoors quickly ended up in trouble. Fortunately, San Jose Animal Services Officers were there to capture the dogs and take them to the animal shelter for emergency veterinary care. When the two dogs arrived at the shelter, one Read More …

Pikachu – Gaping Wound on Side of Face, Rotten Teeth Falling Out

Pikachu was found as a stray dog. Since it was late in the evening, he was taken to the emergency clinic associated with the San Jose Animal Care Center. For several reasons, it was obvious he needed substantial veterinary care. The odor from Pikachu’s mouth and face was horrendous. Although he was not very eager Read More …