Cita – Owners Surrender Dog to Shelter with Preventable Illness: Pyometra

Cita’s owners noticed that Cita was sick. She stopped eating, was vomiting, and had discharge all over her tail and hind legs. Cita’s owners took her to a veterinarian, who suspected Cita had an infected uterus, known as a pyometra. The vet explained that Cita needed emergency surgery to save her life, but her owners Read More …

Dotty – Emergency Pyometra Spay

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $2,500+ Video Tail… (full story below) On October 29, 2015, a Rottie-Pitty mix named Dotty – with ears to infinity – was brought to the shelter by her owners and surrendered for euthanasia because she was sick and no longer eating or drinking. The shelter staff who Read More …

Sandy – Surrendered by Owner for Euthanasia, Saved by Shelter Vets

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $2,000-3,000 Owners have the ability to surrender their animals to animal shelters for any reason. Some people surrender their animals for euthanasia. This means that they want or approve that their animal be euthanized. However, by surrendering their animal, owners give the shelter the right to assess the animal’s condition Read More …