VIDEO: Cat Impaled on Tree

There are few things I’ve seen as strange as this cat that was impaled on a tree. Check out the puzzling situation this cat found herself in and the heroic rescue efforts of the San Jose Animal Services Officers and veterinary team that saved her life.

Officer Rescues Kitten Stuck in Wall of House

An Animal Services Officer responded to a call from a family in the San Jose community who was concerned because they could hear a kitten meowing in their house but they couldn’t locate it. The Officer responded to their home and learned that a cat had given birth to kittens in the attic. One of Read More …

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 …

Officers Rescue Tiny Kitten From Storm Drain

Animal Services Officers rescue animals every day. Their work is rarely noticed or appreciated unless you happen to be on the scene, so let’s take a trip with them now and then to see what it is they do… *               *               * On August 31, 2015, an Animal Services Officer 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 …

Spud – Dog With Spinal Injury After Hit By Car Traced To Owner Within Hours

While no two animal shelters are alike, they often involve a lot of teamwork. A huge component at one of the animal shelters I work for is the role of Animal Control Officers, or ACOs, as they are often called. ACOs have many roles, one of which involves responding to calls from the public regarding Read More …