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 …

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 …

Cali – Shelter Dog with Unusually Deformed Leg

Laying down, Cali didn’t seem particularly unusual. However, once she stood up and started walking around, anyone passing by would do a double-take. Cali’s right hind leg was deformed and unusable. While we don’t know the cause of her leg’s abnormality, it is possible that she was born with the abnormality, or she may have Read More …

Dog’s Abnormal Eyelid Surgically Repaired by Shelter Vet Team

When a dog has discharge from its eyes, it’s always a good idea to have a veterinarian examine the dog’s eyes as there are many causes for eye discharge, one which is entropion. Entropion is a condition in which the eyelids curl inward & toward the eye, causing the hair on the skin to rub Read More …

Shelter Reunites Dog with Distraught Owner After Life-Saving Surgery

Diamond’s owner was in tears bringing Diamond, his 8-year old Pit Bull, to the San Jose Animal Care Center. He had just been to the vet where Diamond had been diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, a pyometra. A pyometra is the term that is used for an infection inside the uterus. The uterus becomes large and distended Read More …

Tumbleweed’s Makeover