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 …

Tiny Orange Tabby Kitten with Unusual Tail Injury

At the San Jose animal shelter, we are regularly amazed by how animals can persevere through very serious injuries. One case we recently saw was a tiny, fluffy, orange tabby kitten who came in with a broken tail. The kitten was full of energy and very playful. He would run around his kennel, roll around, and reach for Read More …

Kitten Enters Shelter with Macerated Tail, Leaves with Cute Nub Tail

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $1500 Anyone who follows Tails of a Shelter Vet on Facebook knows this kitten and how much I love him!  Though I was warned that his tail was “messed up,” this little guy instantly won me over when I examined him for the first time. His cute, Read More …

Before & After – Maury – Tail Amputation Surgery Turns Gruesome Tail Injury Into Cute Faux Manx Tail

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $1,500 I am so excited to finally be able to share this kitten’s story! Maury came to us in late February, and though he had quite a personality, there was something about him that drew our attention and concern – his tail! Maury sustained a severe wound to Read More …