Kit – A Christmas Miracle (In July)

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $8,000+ Typically, my tails begin with an explanation of how an animal came into our care at the San Jose Animal Care Center. And typically, I present a photo of the animal when they enter the shelter and then another photo after or during care. Kit’s story is different. When Read More …

Braveheart – Tiny Kitten with Near-Fatal Injuries Saved by Shelter Vets

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $5,000+ Watch the video, read the story, or, better yet, do both! Either way, this kitten’s story is sure to warm your heart! Braveheart’s story is one that I’ve posted from start to finish on Facebook. It is an inspiring story of a 1.7-pound kitten that was Read More …

Before & After: Cavalier King Charles Gets Second Chance After Extensive Surgery to Remove Tumors

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $4,000+ An adorable 12-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel came to us at San Jose Animal Care & Services with multiple problems. The most obvious problem was the large mass that was on the front right of her chest. Though her long locks covered and concealed much of her body, Read More …

Not Just Any Vet…A Shelter Vet

Since I made the decision back in 2007 to leave a promising career in psychology behind to become a veterinarian, I knew that the type of veterinarian I wanted to be was not the type that most of us think about — the family pet’s doctor, who is there with you from puppy or kitten-hood Read More …