Cat Roughed Up Over the Weekend

A stray cat was brought to the San Jose Animal Care Center over the weekend unable to use his right front leg. Given that it was a weekend, the cat was taken to an emergency clinic for evaluation and treatment before being transferred back to the San Jose shelter on Monday. Upon arriving back at Read More …

Tabby Kitten with Infected Wounds on Abdomen

A kitten was found with large infected wounds on the side of his abdomen. The wounds were draining yellow discharge, an indication that they were infected. His wounds were closed and a drain was placed in the area to help release the discharge instead of having it accumulate under the skin and form an abscess. The kitten was then given pain Read More …

Shelter Cat Given Time to Heal Huge Abscess on Face

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $500 Upon entering the shelter, the hair on the right side of this cat’s face was hard and stuck together like glue. The skin underneath was dead and, when removed, revealed a large wound on the side of the cat’s face where there had been a Read More …

Smoky – Senior Cat Surrendered by Owner to Shelter Due to Wound on Head

Cost of Care: $1,000 Smokey is a 14-year-old spayed female long-haired kitty that looks remarkably similar to Sassy, the Himalayan cat from the movie Homeward Bound. Smoky’s owner brought her to the San Jose Animal Care Center in October because she had a wound above her left eye. Whether the owners were unable or unwilling Read More …

Cat’s Head Trapped in Tiny Hole, Rescued by Officers and Shelter Vet

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $750-1,250 On the morning of June 24, 2014, I arrived to the shelter and before I could even put my things down, I was immediately notified that the Animal Services Officers would be needing my assistance in the field. A cat, presumably feral, had gotten its head Read More …