Officer Rescues Kitten Stuck in Wall of House

An Animal Services Officer responded to a call from a family in the San Jose community who was concerned because they could hear a kitten meowing in their house but they couldn’t locate it. The Officer responded to their home and learned that a cat had given birth to kittens in the attic. One of Read More …

Vet & Officers Rescue Dog with Head Stuck in Fence

On October 18th, San Jose Animal Services was notified that a dog had gotten its head stuck in a wrought iron fence in an industrial area. Our team responded to the call.

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 …

EMERGENCY: Broken Endotracheal Tube Stuck in Lungs After Surgery

Each year the San Jose Animal Care Center staff performs over 10,000 surgeries. Almost all of them go smoothly with no complications. However, emergencies do arise from time to time, and it is important for our team to recognize the emergency and effectively and efficiently respond to it. On July 27, 2015, a large dog was laying on Read More …

Plastic Ring Stuck on Dog’s Tooth Causes Damage

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $1,250+ At the San Jose Animal Care Center, we evaluate the teeth of all animals that go up for adoption. Dogs with dental issues are given the care they need, which may include a full dental exam, cleaning, polishing, x-rays, and extractions. Dental work is labor Read More …

An Example of What Can Happen When You Give Dogs Bones

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $1,500+ A female pit bull puppy entered the shelter thin and vomiting. A good samaritan found the puppy as a stray a few days prior and considered keeping her, but when the puppy wouldn’t stop vomiting, he decided it was in the pup’s best interest to be Read More …