Foxtails Everywhere: Dogs & Owners Beware!

It’s foxtail season! Those pesky grass awns may seem innocuous when you’re walking around outside, but they certainly can be troublesome. Foxtails can easily burrow their way into your dog’s body and become a major problem! Don’t know what foxtails look like? Check out this google image search… This dog came into the shelter with swollen paws Read More …

Dog Found Actively Bleeding, Rushed to Animal Shelter for Emergency Care

An Animal Services Officer and an actively hemorrhaging dog named Jessie were 15 minutes away from the San Jose shelter.  The question was: would Jessie even be alive by the time she arrived at the animal shelter? * * * Graphic Images Below * * * * On March 3, 2016, the veterinary team at the San Jose animal shelter Read More …

Dog Jumps out of Truck Bed, Bleeding Profusely from Paw Pads

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $1,500+ There is a reason that it is illegal for dogs to ride in truck beds without being secured. It’s very dangerous! One common issue that arises is that dogs jump from the truck bed and, in the process of landing, damage the nerves that exit Read More …

Cat Surrendered by Owner Due to Severely Swollen Paw

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $1,000 A cat owner brought her cat to the shelter with a severely swollen left front paw. The owner knew nothing about what had happened to the cat. The only thing she told us was her veterinarian had said that the leg needed to be amputated, and if it didn’t Read More …

Vet Student Amputates Leg, Saves Kitten After Severe Injury to Paw

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $2,500-3,500 At the San Jose Animal Care Center, the veterinarians frequently train future vets during externships. These externships can last from one week to one month or longer. During the time that veterinary students spend at the shelter, they work with the shelter vets to diagnose and treat Read More …

San Jose Shelter Saves More Kittens Each Year

The summer is when kitten season is in full swing. Because cats are such prolific reproducers, animal elterelters tend to become overrun with kittens during the summer months (or, more accurately, most of the year in California animal shelters). With such a high influx of kittens, it is often hard for shelters to keep up with Read More …