George the Rottweiler

George, an adult male Rottweiler, got into a bit of trouble when he was out running around loose as a stray dog in San Jose. George came to the San Jose animal shelter covered in ticks and with a degloving wound to his hind leg. One of the most common reasons dogs and cats get Read More …

Radical Bilateral Mastectomy Saves Shelter Dog’s Life

When a female dog is not spayed, it is only a matter of time before she develops one of two things: a pyometra (infected uterus) or mammary cancer. Studies show that spaying a dog before her first heat cycle virtually eliminates the dog’s risk for mammary cancer. Unfortunately, many of the dogs that we see Read More …

Chester – A Kitten with 3.5 Legs

Chester weighed just over a pound when he was brought to the San Jose Animal Care Center as a stray kitten. He was tiny and sweet with 3.5 legs instead of 4. Whatever happened to the missing half of his left hind leg is a mystery. It is possible that something traumatic occurred, causing that Read More …

Shelter Helps Senior Dog with Giant Mass

At 11 years old, Viola found herself in the care of the San Jose Animal Care Center. Like many dogs, Viola was scared in the unfamiliar shelter environment. The shelter’s behavior team worked with her to help her feel more comfortable in her new environment. Once she was finally warming up to people, it was time Read More …

Cali – Shelter Dog with Unusually Deformed Leg

Laying down, Cali didn’t seem particularly unusual. However, once she stood up and started walking around, anyone passing by would do a double-take. Cali’s right hind leg was deformed and unusable. While we don’t know the cause of her leg’s abnormality, it is possible that she was born with the abnormality, or she may have Read More …

Shelter Reunites Dog with Distraught Owner After Life-Saving Surgery

Diamond’s owner was in tears bringing Diamond, his 8-year old Pit Bull, to the San Jose Animal Care Center. He had just been to the vet where Diamond had been diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, a pyometra. A pyometra is the term that is used for an infection inside the uterus. The uterus becomes large and distended Read More …