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 …

Scrappie – Kitten with Broken Jaw

Scrappie, a kitten who had previously been through the shelter’s Trap Neuter Return program, arrived back at the San Jose Animal Care Center with a broken jaw. This time, she was much friendlier! Though she could eat on her own, her jaw was not going to heal without surgery. The shelter’s veterinary team anesthetized her to Read More …

Simon The Cat – Hit By Car, Head Trauma

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $5,000-$7,000 Simon was adopted from the San Jose Animal Care Center as a tiny kitten. Eight years later and 10 pounds heavier, he ended up in our care again. Simon was found after being hit by a car on Saturday, September 26, 2015. He was in Read More …

Shelter Vets Stabilize Cat’s Fractured Jaw

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $1500+ A seemingly feral cat entered the San Jose Animal Care Center with an upper respiratory infection (URI). The cat was placed in an isolation area for cats with these infections so as to prevent the illness from spreading to unaffected cats. The cat was also Read More …