Shelter Kitten’s Blood-Filled Eye

A group of three kittens arrived together at the San Jose animal shelter. One of the kittens was not like the others. His left eye was filled with blood, obscuring his vision. What happened to the kitten’s blood-filled eye? While there are many reasons that an animal’s eye can be filled with blood, a condition Read More …

Shelter Dog with Cancer Finds Hospice Home

Honey came into the San Jose animal shelter with a litter of her puppies, seemingly in good health. However, when the shelter’s veterinary staff examined her, they noted a few mammary masses on her belly. The veterinary staff added Honey to a list of animals that needed non-routine surgery – basically anything that isn’t a Read More …

Officer Rescues Kitten Stuck in Wall of House

An Animal Services Officer responded to a call from a family in the San Jose community who was concerned because they could hear a kitten meowing in their house but they couldn’t locate it. The Officer responded to their home and learned that a cat had given birth to kittens in the attic. One of Read More …

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 …