Hit By a Car, Dog Gets Back on Four Paws with Help from Shelter’s Vet Team

After being hit by a car, a little stray terrier was taken to the San Jose Animal Care Center. When she arrived, she was unable to use her left hind leg. The veterinary team suspected she may have broken her femur or hip, so the team proceeded to start the terrier on strong pain medications Read More …

Mystery Solved: Why is this matted dog limping?

There are so many reasons for a dog to limp. There might be broken bones, painful joints, sore muscles, a wound, an abscess, a ligament or tendon issue, or arthritis to name just a few. Since animals cannot tell us where it hurts or what they did to make it hurt, it is part of Read More …

When Disaster Strikes: Animal Shelter’s Heroic Rescue of Goats from a Fire

On May 25, 2017, the veterinary team at the San Jose Animal Care Center was finishing up the day’s surgical procedures when they were contacted by the Animal Services Officers who notified them that goats had been injured in a wildfire in Milpitas, California. The officers could not immediately see the condition of the goats Read More …

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 …

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 …