Two Fractures, One Leg

A handsome cat, who came to be described as “aggressively affectionate,” was brought to the San Jose animal shelter with a concern about one of his hind legs. He was reportedly not using one of them. The shelter’s veterinary team examined the handsome cat and tentatively diagnosed him with a femur fracture near his knee Read More …

Officer Finds Dog with Embedded Collar Around Neck

It may seem obvious, but as dogs mature from puppies to adults, their size changes. Much like children who need bigger shoes and larger clothing as they get older, dogs have similar needs. A collar that is placed around a puppy’s neck at 2-months-old will need to be adjusted or replaced as the puppy ages in Read More …

Mr. Hipster – Vets Perform FHO, Save Cat’s Leg

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $>3000 In October, a juvenile orange tabby – later to be known as Mr. Hipster – came to the San Jose Animal Care Center, limping on his left hind leg. Despite his pain, Mr. Hipster was an incredibly loving and social kitten. He would get up Read More …

An Example of What Can Happen When You Give Dogs Bones

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $1,500+ A female pit bull puppy entered the shelter thin and vomiting. A good samaritan found the puppy as a stray a few days prior and considered keeping her, but when the puppy wouldn’t stop vomiting, he decided it was in the pup’s best interest to be Read More …

Shelter Vets Stabilize Cat’s Fractured Jaw

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $1500+ A seemingly feral cat entered the San Jose Animal Care Center with an upper respiratory infection (URI). The cat was placed in an isolation area for cats with these infections so as to prevent the illness from spreading to unaffected cats. The cat was also Read More …

Dog Stabbed Multiple Times, Stitched Up At Shelter & Reunited With Owner

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $1,500-2,000 No sooner did an officer ask me if I knew about “the dog coming in” that “the dog” came walking into the shelter’s medical clinic, accompanied by multiple Animal Services Officers and actively bleeding from multiple stab wounds. I received no advance notice. But that’s often how Read More …