Tail Trauma in a Scared Kitten

A fuzzy kitten arrived at the shelter with a wound on its tail. It was difficult to examine the kitten because it was not very keen on being approached or touched. The veterinary team was able to assess that the cat had experienced some trauma to its tail that had caused part of it to be Read More …

SNR Saves Cat’s Life

An adult male orange tabby found himself in our care at the San Jose Animal Care Center with a large wound on the left side of his face. Whatever happened to him to cause such an injury also caused damage to his left eye, making it painful and obstructing his vision. The shelter’s veterinary team Read More …

What’s that mass on my kitty’s ear?

It’s just a little mass. Maybe it’s nothing, right? Anytime I speak to owners who are reclaiming their lost pets about a mass (or masses) that we noticed on their pets, the most common response I hear is, “Our vet said it was nothing.” In veterinary school, we are taught that no mass can be Read More …

VIDEO: Cat Impaled on Tree

There are few things I’ve seen as strange as this cat that was impaled on a tree. Check out the puzzling situation this cat found herself in and the heroic rescue efforts of the San Jose Animal Services Officers and veterinary team that saved her life.

Shelter Kitten’s Blood-Filled Eye

A group of three kittens arrived together at the San Jose animal shelter. One of the kittens was not like the others. His left eye was filled with blood, obscuring his vision. What happened to the kitten’s blood-filled eye? While there are many reasons that an animal’s eye can be filled with blood, a condition Read More …

Officer Rescues Kitten Stuck in Wall of House

An Animal Services Officer responded to a call from a family in the San Jose community who was concerned because they could hear a kitten meowing in their house but they couldn’t locate it. The Officer responded to their home and learned that a cat had given birth to kittens in the attic. One of Read More …