Sammy’s Tail Injury: The Tip of the Iceberg

When Sammy was first evaluated by our veterinary team at the San Jose Animal Shelter, the tip of his tail was black and necrotic. Something had happened to Sammy to injure his tail – perhaps a crushing injury – yet he was a stray cat, and our team knew nothing about his history. The only Read More …

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 …

Shipmate – Tiny Kitten Strangled by Net

When Shipmate was found by San Jose Animal Services Officers, the kitten was entangled in a teal colored netting material.  Not only was the material wrapped around his head, it was also very tightly wrapped around one of his front legs. The leg had swollen up to be 2-3 times larger than the normal leg. The Officer cut the netting to free the Read More …

Animal Shelter Cat Missing Half of Face

On the evening of February 10, 2016, a large black and white cat was brought to the San Jose animal shelter’s veterinary clinic. He smelled rancid. It looked as if he was missing half of his face. We named him Erik. Treating a friendly cat with such a wound would have been enough of a Read More …

Feral Cat Hit by Car, Suspected Skull Fracture

A feral cat was brought to the emergency clinic by San Jose Animal Services. He had recently been hit by a car, and although the feral cat was a bit frantic (as noted by the emergency clinic’s records), the staff was ultimately able to restrain him for a physical exam. The veterinarian at the emergency clinic noted Read More …