An Unusual Canine Case – Small Dog with Strange Oral Trauma

When you work in an animal shelter that sees 17,000 animals every year, you see some unusual things. Although this specific case may not be the strangest, it was noteworthy because of how easily it could have been overlooked. This case was so easy to overlook that when our team did a physical examination on 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 …

Carla

Scrappie – Kitten with Broken Jaw

Scrappie, a kitten who had previously been through the shelter’s Trap Neuter Return program, arrived back at the San Jose Animal Care Center with a broken jaw. This time, she was much friendlier! Though she could eat on her own, her jaw was not going to heal without surgery. The shelter’s veterinary team anesthetized her to Read More …

Cole