Tiny 1-Pound Kitten’s Eye Ruptured

A tiny kitten was being cared for by a foster family through the San Jose Animal Care Center. The kitten had been diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection (URI) and was being managed through the VCA clinics that the shelter uses for foster care this year. Although the kitten’s URI improved, he also had an Read More …

Ana – Tiny Kitten Nearly Dies – Twice!

Ana nearly dies twice but proves that some cats really do have nine lives!

Two Days After Found in Park, Tiny Dying Puppy Brought to Shelter

On March 1, 2016, a dying puppy was brought to the San Jose Animal Care Center. The female puppy – weighing only 0.5 pounds! – was found in a park two days earlier, and the person who found her had tried to care for the puppy by feeding her milk. However, the puppy’s condition deteriorated, which led Read More …

Neglected Doberman on the Brink of Death – Thiamine Deficiency

On January 5, 2016, an Animal Services Officer rescued a Doberman Pinscher from the side of a busy road. The dog wasn’t standing or walking, although when the Officer attempted to rescue the dog, the dog tried to bite. In fact, the dog bit down on the Officer’s leash and wouldn’t let go. When the Doberman entered Read More …

Mr. Snuggles – A Miraculous Recovery Following a Vicious Dog Attack

On January 13, 2016, Animal Services Officers responded to a call for help from the San Jose Police Department. In the pouring rain, the police had just chased off two large dogs that were viciously attacking a little dog named Mr. Snuggles. Mr. Snuggles was seriously injured in the attack, yet despite being hurt so badly, Read More …

The Best of 2015

2015 was quite a year for us at the San Jose Animal Care Center. We expanded our life-saving efforts and, yet again, we increased our save rate! There were also many faces & tails we encountered along the way that left paw prints on our hearts. So… let’s take a moment to reflect back on Read More …