Puppy with Head Trauma Recovers at Shelter

Someone found a little puppy laying on the lawn – motionless – and they decided to call San Jose Animal Care & Services. An Animal Services Officer responded to the call and found the puppy as it had been described. The officer transported the puppy back to the San Jose Animal Care Center and informed Read More …

Darla – Attacked by Other Dog in Home, Surrendered to Shelter Bleeding from Bite Wounds

Poor Darla was extremely timid when she came to the San Jose shelter, which was understandable given that she had just been attacked by her family’s other dog and was actively bleeding. Darla’s owners surrendered her to the shelter, choosing to keep the other dog that had been the aggressor during the altercation. We walked Darla Read More …

Shelter Dog’s Lacerations Heal Like a Champ

When Champ arrived at the San Jose animal shelter on April 4, 2016, he had a goofy look on his face despite having just sustained multiple deep punctures and lacerations to his front legs. He was a big pup (not even a year old), and his head seemed disproportionately large given the size of his body. 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 …

Dog Disembowels Itself, Emergency Resection & Anastomosis Required

On March 3, 2016, Bella was about to be adopted from the San Jose Animal Care Center. During the meet & greet with her potential forever family, the shelter staff noted that she had developed a lump on her belly, so they brought her by the veterinary clinic to have that lump checked out. At the shelter’s veterinary Read More …

EMERGENCY: Broken Endotracheal Tube Stuck in Lungs After Surgery

Each year the San Jose Animal Care Center staff performs over 10,000 surgeries. Almost all of them go smoothly with no complications. However, emergencies do arise from time to time, and it is important for our team to recognize the emergency and effectively and efficiently respond to it. On July 27, 2015, a large dog was laying on Read More …