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 …

Feral Cats – Rotten Teeth and Foxtails in Eyes

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $200 – $1,000 Though many shelters euthanize feral (or unfriendly) cats, the San Jose Animal Care Center does not. We save the vast majority of the cats that come into our shelter – even if they are feral. However, feral cats get sick or injured just Read More …

Before & After – Grooming Changes Shelter Dog’s Personality

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $1,500+ San Jose Animal Services Officers showed up at the medical clinic with a male dog that was severely matted. The dog was reported to be poorly behaved and aggressive, and we were very concerned about the dog’s health given the condition of his hair coat. One Read More …