Two Fractures, One Leg

A handsome cat, who came to be described as “aggressively affectionate,” was brought to the San Jose animal shelter with a concern about one of his hind legs. He was reportedly not using one of them. The shelter’s veterinary team examined the handsome cat and tentatively diagnosed him with a femur fracture near his knee Read More …

Scrappie – Kitten with Broken Jaw

Scrappie, a kitten who had previously been through the shelter’s Trap Neuter Return program, arrived back at the San Jose Animal Care Center with a broken jaw. This time, she was much friendlier! Though she could eat on her own, her jaw was not going to heal without surgery. The shelter’s veterinary team anesthetized her to Read More …

Heidi – Dog’s Leg Fractured in Two Places After Hit by Car

When Heidi came to the shelter in December 2016, she had just been hit by a car. Her right hind leg was so swollen that I couldn’t even wrap my hands around it. I tried palpating for a fracture that certainly was there, but I couldn’t feel bones underneath all of the swelling. We started Heidi on Read More …

Boogey – A Dog with a Broken Leg Living on Streets of San Jose

Boogey had been living on the streets with his owner when he sustained a broken leg. His owner tried to help Boogey by affixing a wooden splint to Boogey’s leg. However, in time, Boogey’s owner recognized that Boogey needed more care than his owner could provide, so Boogey’s owner gave him to a family member Read More …

Ned – Mustache Kitten with Extreme Leg Fracture

Ned the mustache kitten has been adopted. We thought he had found his forever home. Unfortunately, we were wrong. When Ned became injured shortly after being adopted and stopped using one of his legs, his adopters decided they would rather return him to the shelter than take responsibility for their new family member. Upon being returned to the Read More …

Mr. Hipster – Vets Perform FHO, Save Cat’s Leg

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $>3000 In October, a juvenile orange tabby – later to be known as Mr. Hipster – came to the San Jose Animal Care Center, limping on his left hind leg. Despite his pain, Mr. Hipster was an incredibly loving and social kitten. He would get up Read More …