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 …

Vet & Officers Rescue Dog with Head Stuck in Fence

On October 18th, San Jose Animal Services was notified that a dog had gotten its head stuck in a wrought iron fence in an industrial area. Our team responded to the call.

Beau – A Bummed Out Pup with a Bum Leg

When Beau entered the San Jose animal shelter on May 11, 2016, he was unable to walk and had to be carried or shuttled around. He was quiet and withdrawn, showing little interest in anything. Beau was a dog that people could walk past and not even notice him. He broke our hearts. Our shelter’s veterinary team suspected that Beau Read More …

Dog Found Actively Bleeding, Rushed to Animal Shelter for Emergency Care

An Animal Services Officer and an actively hemorrhaging dog named Jessie were 15 minutes away from the San Jose shelter.  The question was: would Jessie even be alive by the time she arrived at the animal shelter? * * * Graphic Images Below * * * * On March 3, 2016, the veterinary team at the San Jose animal shelter Read More …