Dog Found Actively Bleeding, Rushed to Animal Shelter for Emergency Care

An Animal Services Officer and an actively hemorrhaging dog named Jessie were 15 minutes away from the San Jose shelter.  The question was: would Jessie even be alive by the time she arrived at the animal shelter? * * * Graphic Images Below * * * * On March 3, 2016, the veterinary team at the San Jose animal shelter Read More …

Dotty – Emergency Pyometra Spay

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $2,500+ Video Tail… (full story below) On October 29, 2015, a Rottie-Pitty mix named Dotty – with ears to infinity – was brought to the shelter by her owners and surrendered for euthanasia because she was sick and no longer eating or drinking. The shelter staff who Read More …

Puppy with Gruesome Paraphimosis

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $500+ A puppy entered the shelter with a problem. Paraphimosis was his problem. Paraphimosis (pār’ə-fī-mō’sĭs) is the term used to describe when the prepuce or sheath covering the penis of a male dog becomes trapped behind the glans penis and prevents the penis from retracting back Read More …

Before & After: Cavalier King Charles Gets Second Chance After Extensive Surgery to Remove Tumors

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $4,000+ An adorable 12-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel came to us at San Jose Animal Care & Services with multiple problems. The most obvious problem was the large mass that was on the front right of her chest. Though her long locks covered and concealed much of her body, Read More …