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 …

Luna – Neglected Puppy Gets Surgery for Embedded Harness

There are many reasons that people adopt dogs. Regardless of their motivation to adopt, people must appreciate that there are specific responsibilities that come with owning a dog. Beyond simply providing food and water to their dog, owners must also provide shelter and companionship to meet the dog’s emotional needs. Failure to do so can result in criminal charges. When Read More …

Officers Rescue Deer Trapped in Fence

This week we’re heading out to Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California with the San Jose Animal Services Officers to help rescue a deer that was trapped in a fence.

Dog’s Degloved Leg Infected Down to Bone

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $1,250+ After likely being hit by a car, a dog entered the shelter with a large open wound on its inner leg. The dog’s degloved leg was infected and extended down to the bone. Since the dog entered the shelter at a time when veterinarians were Read More …

A Tribute to Mr. Peebody

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $10,000+ I should have expected Mr. Peebody’s story to be rough.  After all, he arrived to the shelter at closing on the night of December 11th, the date of Stormaggeddon. The shelter was closing and all veterinary staff were gone for the night except for me (as Read More …