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 …

Shelter Helps Senior Dog with Giant Mass

At 11 years old, Viola found herself in the care of the San Jose Animal Care Center. Like many dogs, Viola was scared in the unfamiliar shelter environment. The shelter’s behavior team worked with her to help her feel more comfortable in her new environment. Once she was finally warming up to people, it was time Read More …

Dog Returned to Shelter after 10 Years

Jennifer was adopted as a puppy from the San Jose Animal Care Center in 2006. She returned to our care at 10-years-old as a happy dog who incessantly wags her tail and loves to play fetch. When the shelter’s veterinary team examined Jennifer, a large mass located between two large teeth, was seen in her mouth. It was Read More …

Juliebean – Elderly Dog’s Extreme Makeover

When Juliebean was surrendered to the San Jose Animal Care Center, it was obvious she was in need of an extreme makeover. Not only was she matted from head to toe, she also had a few more serious medical concerns including a diseased eye and a tumor on her belly. Check out her story in Read More …

Giant Tumor Removed from Dog’s Abdomen

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $2,000+ When a little Yorkie mix was anesthetized for her spay surgery, everyone suspected her to be very pregnant. Her abdomen was extremely enlarged and round considering her petite frame. We cut into the Yorkie’s abdomen and were surprised to see that her belly was filled with a giant Read More …

Almost Brain Surgery – Skull Mass Explored by Shelter Vets

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $1,500+ Hachi entered the shelter with a large mass between his ears that seemed to be attached to his skull. Being a young, energetic dog, it was hard to imagine him already having cancer, but we do know that young animals get cancer too. After his holding Read More …