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 …

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 …

Lily – Strangulated Pyometra Hernia

When Lily was brought to the San Jose animal shelter as a stray dog, it was obvious that something was not right about her. She had a large mass arising from her belly and between her hind legs. Given the location of the mass, we suspected that it might be due to an inguinal hernia, something Read More …

Dog’s Intestines Protrude Through Inguinal Hernias

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $3000-4000 Looking at her, she seems pretty normal. A white pit bull mix with black spots who is mellow and sweet. She looks at you with adoring eyes. But look closer… Even closer… If you saw her walking around on a leash, you would think this Read More …