Diagnosing and Treating a Cat’s Squinty Eye

A beautiful flame-point cat was brought to the San Jose Animal Care Center looking sick. The cat’s right eye was swollen shut with a large amount of thick, yellow discharge coming from it. The cat appeared to have an upper respiratory infection (URI) plus a secondary bacterial infection. The shelter’s veterinary team started him on Read More …

Shelter’s Emergency Surgery Saves Dog, Reunited with Family

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $2,000+ Sometimes people wish they could go back and change something they did, or did not do, years ago. I am sure that is true for one family recently whose dog, Ashley, had been in the shelter before. A memo in the shelter’s computer system indicated that four years Read More …

Smoky – Senior Cat Surrendered by Owner to Shelter Due to Wound on Head

Cost of Care: $1,000 Smokey is a 14-year-old spayed female long-haired kitty that looks remarkably similar to Sassy, the Himalayan cat from the movie Homeward Bound. Smoky’s owner brought her to the San Jose Animal Care Center in October because she had a wound above her left eye. Whether the owners were unable or unwilling Read More …

Distichia & Ectopic Cilia Removed from Puppy’s Eyes by Shelter Vets

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $1,500 An adolescent pit bull was noted by the shelter staff to be producing a lot of tears or discharge from one of its eyes. The veterinarians examined the dog closely and found tiny hairs growing out of abnormal areas of the dog’s eyelid and conjunctiva. Read More …