Foxtails Everywhere: Dogs & Owners Beware!

It’s foxtail season! Those pesky grass awns may seem innocuous when you’re walking around outside, but they certainly can be troublesome. Foxtails can easily burrow their way into your dog’s body and become a major problem! Don’t know what foxtails look like? Check out this google image search… This dog came into the shelter with swollen paws Read More …

Kitten’s Paw Traumatically Amputated by Trapper T-Rex Trap

A woman in our community noticed a kitten walking around with something attached to its foot. Later, that same woman found a Trapper T-Rex trap containing what was left of the kitten’s paw stuck within the trap’s jaws. The woman spent several days attempting to trap the kitten before she was successful. Upon capturing it, the Read More …

Cita – Owners Surrender Dog to Shelter with Preventable Illness: Pyometra

Cita’s owners noticed that Cita was sick. She stopped eating, was vomiting, and had discharge all over her tail and hind legs. Cita’s owners took her to a veterinarian, who suspected Cita had an infected uterus, known as a pyometra. The vet explained that Cita needed emergency surgery to save her life, but her owners Read More …

Surgical Repair of an Aural Hematoma in a Cat

An aural hematoma is a blood filled pocket between the skin and cartilage of an animal’s ear. Aural hematomas often occur secondary to an ear infection or other uncomfortable ear malady that causes an animal to shake its head or scratch at its ears. As you can see in the video, the ear on this Read More …

Kitten with Infected Wound on Head

A little kitten came in to the shelter with an infected wound on her head. No one knew how she came to be injured. She spent weeks in the care of the San Jose Animal Care Center’s veterinary team. Her wound healed over time to the point that you could no longer tell she had Read More …

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