Tumbleweed’s Makeover

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 …

Stash – Shelter Dog with Head Trauma

Stash may be missing an eye, but he’s lucky to be alive with the head trauma he sustained. Watch his video tail to see his journey…

Dolce – Concerned Citizen Saves Blocked Cat’s Life by Contacting Animal Control

A member of our community noticed Dolce, a fluffy orange tabby, hiding in her backyard. She posted a few photos on Nextdoor to see if anyone was missing the cat. Ultimately, San Jose Animal Care & Services was contacted and an Animal Services Officer was sent out to respond to the call. The officer was able Read More …

Scrappie – Kitten with Broken Jaw

Scrappie, a kitten who had previously been through the shelter’s Trap Neuter Return program, arrived back at the San Jose Animal Care Center with a broken jaw. This time, she was much friendlier! Though she could eat on her own, her jaw was not going to heal without surgery. The shelter’s veterinary team anesthetized her to Read More …

Luna – Neglected Puppy Gets Surgery for Embedded Harness

There are many reasons that people adopt dogs. Regardless of their motivation to adopt, people must appreciate that there are specific responsibilities that come with owning a dog. Beyond simply providing food and water to their dog, owners must also provide shelter and companionship to meet the dog’s emotional needs. Failure to do so can result in criminal charges. When Read More …