Foxtails Everywhere: Dogs & Owners Beware!

It’s foxtail season! Those pesky grass awns may seem innocuous when you’re walking around outside, but they certainly can be troublesome. Foxtails can easily burrow their way into your dog’s body and become a major problem! Don’t know what foxtails look like? Check out this google image search… This dog came into the shelter with swollen paws Read More …

Stash – Shelter Dog with Head Trauma

Stash may be missing an eye, but he’s lucky to be alive with the head trauma he sustained. Watch his video tail to see his journey…

Melrose’s Eye-Opening Makeover

Watch her makeover… Poor Melrose was so matted when she came to the shelter that she couldn’t even see. Her eyes were completely matted shut. It was no wonder she was disoriented and terrified. Our veterinary team was able to trim the hair around her eyes to let her see, which quickly put her at ease. Read More …

Cat’s Blood-Filled Eye due to Head Trauma

On September 22, 2016, a cat was brought to the San Jose Animal Care Center after sustaining trauma to her head. She had a blood-filled eye, and blood coming from the tissue around the eye as well as from her nose. Our veterinary team was not optimistic about the chances of being able to save the cat’s right eye, Read More …

Juliebean – Elderly Dog’s Extreme Makeover

When Juliebean was surrendered to the San Jose Animal Care Center, it was obvious she was in need of an extreme makeover. Not only was she matted from head to toe, she also had a few more serious medical concerns including a diseased eye and a tumor on her belly. Check out her story in Read More …

Dog’s Eye Popped Out

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $2,000+ For an unknown reason – likely head trauma – Paris’s eye popped out of the socket. This is known as proptosis and it is an emergency. If the eye is not promptly replaced into the socket, there may be irreparable damage to the eye, necessitating its Read More …