Two Fractures, One Leg

A handsome cat, who came to be described as “aggressively affectionate,” was brought to the San Jose animal shelter with a concern about one of his hind legs. He was reportedly not using one of them. The shelter’s veterinary team examined the handsome cat and tentatively diagnosed him with a femur fracture near his knee Read More …

Orbit

Orbit arrived at the San Jose Animal Shelter with severe wounds to one of her hind legs. Check out her video to see what happened to Orbit…

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 …

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 He was quiet and withdrawn, showing little interest in anything.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 …

Ned – Mustache Kitten with Extreme Leg Fracture

Ned the mustache kitten has been adopted. We thought he had found his forever home. Unfortunately, we were wrong. When Ned became injured shortly after being adopted and stopped using one of his legs, his adopters decided they would rather return him to the shelter than take responsibility for their new family member. Upon being returned to the Read More …

Vets Stumped by X-rays of Cat With Bad Leg

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $3,000+ Teddy arrived at the shelter for the second time in May of 2015. While he had been in our care before and adopted out, circumstances brought him into our care again. Unfortunately, this time he had a bad leg. For some unknown reason, Teddy was limping on his Read More …