Lab Puppy Fractured Jaw: Banana’s Second Chance

A 7-week old yellow Labrador Retriever puppy, later named Banana, was brought to the San Jose Animal Care Center by his owners – the people who bred him and his siblings – and surrendered him for euthanasia. The tiny puppy’s jaw hung loose, mouth agape, after the puppy’s sire chomped on his head according to Read More …

Animal Sheltering: More Than Just Adoption

Today, on New Year’s Eve, we tend to reflect back on the year and look forward to what may come. For us at the San Jose Animal Shelter, 2017 has been a whirlwind of a year, yet many of the lives that we have touched will never be posted on this page or shared for Read More …

Diagnosing and Treating a Cat’s Squinty Eye

A beautiful flame-point cat was brought to the San Jose Animal Care Center looking sick. The cat’s right eye was swollen shut with a large amount of thick, yellow discharge coming from it. The cat appeared to have an upper respiratory infection (URI) plus a secondary bacterial infection. The shelter’s veterinary team started him on Read More …

Shelter Kitten Found with Leg Caked in Pus

No one knew how this little kitten obtained a laceration in her axilla. What we did know was that she never received veterinary care for it as it was infected with the hair on her right front leg caked with pus. <iframe width=”600″ height=”338″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/UisPa8AqqNg” frameborder=”0″ gesture=”media” allow=”encrypted-media” allowfullscreen></iframe> The kitten wasn’t overly friendly when Read More …

A Complicated Tail of Improper Healing

A little black & white kitten that came into the shelter was very friendly, so it was no surprise that she passed the shelter’s behavior evaluation. When it was time for her physical exam with the veterinary team, she was happy and healthy, or so it seemed. The veterinary team noticed that her tail was Read More …

Cat Roughed Up Over the Weekend

A stray cat was brought to the San Jose Animal Care Center over the weekend unable to use his right front leg. Given that it was a weekend, the cat was taken to an emergency clinic for evaluation and treatment before being transferred back to the San Jose shelter on Monday. Upon arriving back at Read More …