Radical Bilateral Mastectomy Saves Shelter Dog’s Life

When a female dog is not spayed, it is only a matter of time before she develops one of two things: a pyometra (infected uterus) or mammary cancer. Studies show that spaying a dog before her first heat cycle virtually eliminates the dog’s risk for mammary cancer. Unfortunately, many of the dogs that we see Read More …

Juliebean – Elderly Dog’s Extreme Makeover

When Juliebean was surrendered to the San Jose Animal Care Center, it was obvious she was in need of an extreme makeover. Not only was she matted from head to toe, she also had a few more serious medical concerns including a diseased eye and a tumor on her belly. Check out her story in Read More …

Olive’s Miracle Surgery at the San Jose Animal Care Center

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $6,000-7,000 Olive’s arrival at the San Jose Animal Care Center (SJACC) was a somber one. Though she was quiet and sweet, one couldn’t help but cringe upon seeing her due to the enormous mass on her belly. The mass was oozing with blood and pus as she 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 …

Neglected Dog Receives Loving Care at San Jose Shelter – Mass Removal and Grooming

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $2,000 Take one look at this 3 year old neglected dog and you may wonder how we ever decided he was a Poodle mix. His coat was so overcome with mats from not being groomed that he moved as if it was burdensome, perhaps even painful. Yet Read More …