Cita – Owners Surrender Dog to Shelter with Preventable Illness: Pyometra

Cita’s owners noticed that Cita was sick. She stopped eating, was vomiting, and had discharge all over her tail and hind legs. Cita’s owners took her to a veterinarian, who suspected Cita had an infected uterus, known as a pyometra. The vet explained that Cita needed emergency surgery to save her life, but her owners Read More …

Moonlite

At 7 years old, Moonlite’s owners surrendered her for euthanasia at the San Jose Animal Care Center, stating that she was lethargic, not walking much, and had a giant mass on her belly. Moonlite’s owners said the mass had been there for a while, but they couldn’t specify for how long. The shelter’s staff brought Moonlite to the shelter’s medical clinic for Read More …

Dixie’s Transformation – The Worst Case of Feline Scabies You’ll Ever See

Dixie was miserable when she was brought to the San Jose animal shelter. Her owners wanted her euthanized for having dehydrated skin, when she really had a severe case of feline scabies. Wait until you see what happens at the shelter!

Charlie

I walked out of the euthanasia room, leaving Charlie lying in the middle of it. The floor was covered with blood, making the room look like a scene straight out of a horror movie. I told the two techs who were with me that I’d be back – I needed a minute. I walked down the hall to the Read More …

The Forsaken King – Investigating a Microchip

A cat was dropped off to the San Jose Animal Care Center by a man who said he found the cat in the road, screaming in pain. The cat was immediately transferred to the shelter’s medical clinic for the veterinary team to evaluate. The medical team gave the cat a physical examination and quickly determined he had a Read More …

Emergency Surgery: Ruptured Pyometra

The veterinary team was wrapping up the day at the San Jose animal shelter on November 10, 2016, when there was word that an owner had just brought her dog in to be euthanized. The dog had been diagnosed with a pyometra, and the owner couldn’t afford the life-saving emergency surgery that the dog required. Upon hearing this, Dr. Ostermann Read More …