Surgical Repair of an Aural Hematoma in a Cat

An aural hematoma is a blood filled pocket between the skin and cartilage of an animal’s ear. Aural hematomas often occur secondary to an ear infection or other uncomfortable ear malady that causes an animal to shake its head or scratch at its ears. As you can see in the video, the ear on this 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 …

Group of Rabbits Enter Shelter with the Highly Contagious Parasite, Cheyletiella

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $250+ A group of seven rabbits that were found together entered the San Jose Animal Care Center with issues ranging from missing ears and partial limbs to hair loss, large scabs and itchiness. While the missing ears and partial limbs may seem to be the biggest Read More …

Saving Amazing Grace, a Victim of Dog Fighting

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center – >$1,000 and counting! Grace was found as a stray, roaming in a park. The people who found her realized very quickly that she was seriously injured so they brought her to the San Jose Animal Care Center on March 4, 2015. EMERGENCY CARE Grace arrived at Read More …

Emergency Dog Grooming! Shelter’s Patience with Severely Matted Dog Pays Off

A dog came into the shelter on Halloween 2014. He looked to be in costume. He was severely matted, very fearful and frantic and with a very strong urine odor emanating from him. I considered this dog’s condition to be an emergency, warranting an emergency dog grooming. Not only did I want to remove all Read More …