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 …

Two Days After Found in Park, Tiny Dying Puppy Brought to Shelter

On March 1, 2016, a dying puppy was brought to the San Jose Animal Care Center. The female puppy – weighing only 0.5 pounds! – was found in a park two days earlier, and the person who found her had tried to care for the puppy by feeding her milk. However, the puppy’s condition deteriorated, which led Read More …

Lucas the Lucky Terrier – Hit by a Car, Puppy Makes Third Visit to Shelter in Weeks

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: Over $7,000 When Lucas was first adopted out of the San Jose animal shelter, he was a perfectly healthy, scruffy puppy. His adopter wasn’t feeling so sure about him at first and therefore returned him to the shelter. This was Lucas’ second time in the shelter. Read More …

Dog Struggling to Give Birth with Dead Puppy Stuck, Surrendered to Shelter for Euthanasia

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $2,000+ *** NOTE: This post discusses a condition known as “dystocia” in which an animal has difficulty giving birth. Dystocia is an emergency and animals in dystocia should be seen by a veterinarian immediately. Failure to seek veterinary care immediately could result in the death of the mother and/or Read More …

Kalua – Pregnant Bulldog Surrendered for Emergency Surgery

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $2500+ *** NOTE: This post discusses a condition known as “dystocia” in which an animal has difficulty giving birth. Dystocia is an emergency and animals in dystocia should be seen by a veterinarian immediately. Failure to seek veterinary care immediately could result in the death of Read More …

UPDATE: 3-Month Old Demodex Puppies Rescued!

These 3-month old puppies came in to the San Jose Animal Care Center over the weekend and were immediately taken to an emergency hospital for veterinary care. They were diagnosed with Demodex, a very treatable non-contagious parasite that lives in the skin, and treatment was started. The puppies returned to the San Jose Animal Care Read More …