Radical Bilateral Mastectomy Saves Shelter Dog’s Life

When a female dog is not spayed, it is only a matter of time before she develops one of two things: a pyometra (infected uterus) or mammary cancer. Studies show that spaying a dog before her first heat cycle virtually eliminates the dog’s risk for mammary cancer. Unfortunately, many of the dogs that we see Read More …

Kitten with Infected Wound on Head

A little kitten came in to the shelter with an infected wound on her head. No one knew how she came to be injured. She spent weeks in the care of the San Jose Animal Care Center’s veterinary team. Her wound healed over time to the point that you could no longer tell she had Read More …

Moonlite

At 7 years old, Moonlite’s owners surrendered her for euthanasia at the San Jose Animal Care Center, stating that she was lethargic, not walking much, and had a giant mass on her belly. Moonlite’s owners said the mass had been there for a while, but they couldn’t specify for how long. The shelter’s staff brought Moonlite to the shelter’s medical clinic for Read More …

Melrose’s Eye-Opening Makeover

Watch her makeover… Poor Melrose was so matted when she came to the shelter that she couldn’t even see. Her eyes were completely matted shut. It was no wonder she was disoriented and terrified. Our veterinary team was able to trim the hair around her eyes to let her see, which quickly put her at ease. 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 …

Feral Cat Stuck in Razor Wire

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $750+ An Animal Services Officer responded to a call from a construction business that noted a cat stuck in razor wire and barbed wire on top of a 12-foot fence. Upon arriving to the scene, the officer observed the cat stuck and hanging in the razor wire, Read More …