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 …

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 …

Cat’s Severely Injured Leg Narrowly Avoids Amputation

A sociable, black community cat was being looked after by a member of the San Jose community. One day the person noted that the cat wasn’t using one of his legs so this individual brought the cat to the San Jose animal shelter for evaluation. The shelter’s veterinary team noted that the cat’s right hind leg was Read More …

Orbit

Orbit arrived at the San Jose Animal Shelter with severe wounds to one of her hind legs. Check out her video to see what happened to Orbit…

Heidi – Dog’s Leg Fractured in Two Places After Hit by Car

When Heidi came to the shelter in December 2016, she had just been hit by a car. Her right hind leg was so swollen that I couldn’t even wrap my hands around it. I tried palpating for a fracture that certainly was there, but I couldn’t feel bones underneath all of the swelling. We started Heidi on Read More …

Head Trauma & More – Studly’s Survival Story

In late September, Animal Services officers rescued Studly and brought him to the San Jose animal shelter. Studly was in poor shape. He had a large laceration to his upper lip and a gruesome degloving injury to his jaw that was so severe, half of his jaw bone was exposed. Studly’s situation was the worst degloving injury to a jaw Read More …