Mystery Solved: Why is this matted dog limping?

There are so many reasons for a dog to limp. There might be broken bones, painful joints, sore muscles, a wound, an abscess, a ligament or tendon issue, or arthritis to name just a few. Since animals cannot tell us where it hurts or what they did to make it hurt, it is part of Read More …

The Best of 2014

My first year at the City of San Jose Animal Care Center (SJACC) has been quite a big year for me. I’ve done more in my first year than I ever dreamed of and I cannot wait for what awaits us in 2015. Not only did we increase the annual percentage of animals we saved Read More …

Fish Hook Stuck in Kitten’s Leg, Removed by Shelter Vet

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $750 Yesterday a cute kitten was brought in to San Jose Animal Care & Services that was found to have a fish hook stuck in its leg. The kitten was very calm and tolerated being examined by Dr. Ostermann while she assessed the situation. The kitten appeared quite Read More …