An Unusual Canine Case – Small Dog with Strange Oral Trauma

When you work in an animal shelter that sees 17,000 animals every year, you see some unusual things. Although this specific case may not be the strangest, it was noteworthy because of how easily it could have been overlooked. This case was so easy to overlook that when our team did a physical examination on Read More …

VIDEO: Cat Impaled on Tree

There are few things I’ve seen as strange as this cat that was impaled on a tree. Check out the puzzling situation this cat found herself in and the heroic rescue efforts of the San Jose Animal Services Officers and veterinary team that saved her life.

Chica – When Wounds Won’t Heal

When we met Chica for the first time, she was scared & trembling in the unfamiliar shelter environment. Chica had a few sizable wounds on her shoulder and back with yellowish-green foul-smelling discharge coming from them. While we did not know how she had become injured, we did know that her wounds were infected. Our Read More …

Shelter Dog’s Lacerations Heal Like a Champ

When Champ arrived at the San Jose animal shelter on April 4, 2016, he had a goofy look on his face despite having just sustained multiple deep punctures and lacerations to his front legs. He was a big pup (not even a year old), and his head seemed disproportionately large given the size of his body. Read More …

Saving Amazing Grace, a Victim of Dog Fighting

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center – >$1,000 and counting! Grace was found as a stray, roaming in a park. The people who found her realized very quickly that she was seriously injured so they brought her to the San Jose Animal Care Center on March 4, 2015. EMERGENCY CARE Grace arrived at Read More …