Animal Sheltering: More Than Just Adoption

Today, on New Year’s Eve, we tend to reflect back on the year and look forward to what may come. For us at the San Jose Animal Shelter, 2017 has been a whirlwind of a year, yet many of the lives that we have touched will never be posted on this page or shared for Read More …

Dog Stabbed Multiple Times, Stitched Up At Shelter & Reunited With Owner

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $1,500-2,000 No sooner did an officer ask me if I knew about “the dog coming in” that “the dog” came walking into the shelter’s medical clinic, accompanied by multiple Animal Services Officers and actively bleeding from multiple stab wounds. I received no advance notice. But that’s often how Read More …

Dog and Owner Attacked, Reunited by Shelter

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $3,000-4,000 Meet Broozer! Broozer and his owner were attacked by another dog. While his owner ended up in the hospital, Broozer ended up at the San Jose Animal Care Center as an emergency. Despite sustaining a open fracture to the tibia on his left hind leg along with some Read More …

Blocked Cat Reunited With Owner After Emergency Intervention

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $1,500-2,000 A few weeks ago, a blocked cat came to me in the morning as a transfer from the emergency clinic that handles our after-hours medical care. The cat was a male, black cat that was unable to urinate (blocked), in very poor condition in the emergency Read More …