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 …

Almost Brain Surgery – Skull Mass Explored by Shelter Vets

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $1,500+ Hachi entered the shelter with a large mass between his ears that seemed to be attached to his skull. Being a young, energetic dog, it was hard to imagine him already having cancer, but we do know that young animals get cancer too. After his holding Read More …

Lab Mix with Mass on Elbow Undergoes Surgery

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $2000 When this lab mix entered the shelter, we noted the large mass arising from his elbow and feared for the worst. We were not sure whether it was within our abilities to remove the mass given the location, since we didn’t know how deep the mass Read More …

Large Mass Removed by Shelter Vet, Dog’s Vision Saved

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $2,500-3,000 I received a phone call from a veterinary technician at the San Jose Animal Care Center on the weekend informing me that a dog had just come in with a large ulcerated mass coming out of its eye. Without any photo or video to aid my imagination, Read More …