Moonlite

At 7 years old, Moonlite’s owners surrendered her for euthanasia at the San Jose Animal Care Center, stating that she was lethargic, not walking much, and had a giant mass on her belly. Moonlite’s owners said the mass had been there for a while, but they couldn’t specify for how long. The shelter’s staff brought Moonlite to the shelter’s medical clinic for 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 …

PDA Heart Surgery for Chucky & Chia

These two heartfelt success stories were made possible thanks to the generous contributions to the Guardian Angel Program. We at the San Jose Animal Care Center are truly grateful for every donation made to help care for & save animals in need. Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: Chucky – $3,000+ Chia – $6,000+

Emergency Dog Grooming! Shelter’s Patience with Severely Matted Dog Pays Off

A dog came into the shelter on Halloween 2014. He looked to be in costume. He was severely matted, very fearful and frantic and with a very strong urine odor emanating from him. I considered this dog’s condition to be an emergency, warranting an emergency dog grooming. Not only did I want to remove all 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 …