Tumbleweed’s Makeover

RESCUE SPOTLIGHT: Abby’s Transformation

When Abby entered the shelter, we didn’t know what breed (or mix of breeds) she was. She looked like an African Wild Dog more than anything else, mostly because of her large pointy ears and mottled black and tan colored coat. She was emaciated with patches of hairloss and scabbing all over her body. Her ears Read More …

Before & After – Emaciated Kitten with Red Skin, Hairloss and URI

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $1,300 The moment I first looked at this poor kitten, I was worried he might have an infectious disease. He had hair loss on his face and ears. It wasn’t the most classical presentation of mange (Notoedres) or ringworm, but I was still cautious. The kitten was Read More …

Neglected Dog Receives Loving Care at San Jose Shelter – Mass Removal and Grooming

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $2,000 Take one look at this 3 year old neglected dog and you may wonder how we ever decided he was a Poodle mix. His coat was so overcome with mats from not being groomed that he moved as if it was burdensome, perhaps even painful. Yet Read More …

Pixie – Last-Minute Rescue Saves Chihuahua with Broken Leg

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $1,000 Pixie came to the San Jose Animal Care Center with a broken radius and ulna on her right front leg. The veterinarians gave her medications to relieve the pain from her injury and took x-rays of her injured leg. Fortunately, the fractured bones weren’t displaced Read More …