Tail Trauma in a Scared Kitten

A fuzzy kitten arrived at the shelter with a wound on its tail. It was difficult to examine the kitten because it was not very keen on being approached or touched. The veterinary team was able to assess that the cat had experienced some trauma to its tail that had caused part of it to be Read More …

SNR Saves Cat’s Life

An adult male orange tabby found himself in our care at the San Jose Animal Care Center with a large wound on the left side of his face. Whatever happened to him to cause such an injury also caused damage to his left eye, making it painful and obstructing his vision. The shelter’s veterinary team Read More …

What’s that mass on my kitty’s ear?

It’s just a little mass. Maybe it’s nothing, right? Anytime I speak to owners who are reclaiming their lost pets about a mass (or masses) that we noticed on their pets, the most common response I hear is, “Our vet said it was nothing.” In veterinary school, we are taught that no mass can be Read More …

VIDEO: Cat Impaled on Tree

There are few things I’ve seen as strange as this cat that was impaled on a tree. Check out the puzzling situation this cat found herself in and the heroic rescue efforts of the San Jose Animal Services Officers and veterinary team that saved her life.

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 …

Chester – A Kitten with 3.5 Legs

Chester weighed just over a pound when he was brought to the San Jose Animal Care Center as a stray kitten. He was tiny and sweet with 3.5 legs instead of 4. Whatever happened to the missing half of his left hind leg is a mystery. It is possible that something traumatic occurred, causing that Read More …