George the Rottweiler

George, an adult male Rottweiler, got into a bit of trouble when he was out running around loose as a stray dog in San Jose. George came to the San Jose animal shelter covered in ticks and with a degloving wound to his hind leg. One of the most common reasons dogs and cats get Read More …

Cat’s Severely Injured Leg Narrowly Avoids Amputation

A sociable, black community cat was being looked after by a member of the San Jose community. One day the person noted that the cat wasn’t using one of his legs so this individual brought the cat to the San Jose animal shelter for evaluation. The shelter’s veterinary team noted that the cat’s right hind leg was Read More …

Foxtails Everywhere: Dogs & Owners Beware!

It’s foxtail season! Those pesky grass awns may seem innocuous when you’re walking around outside, but they certainly can be troublesome. Foxtails can easily burrow their way into your dog’s body and become a major problem! Don’t know what foxtails look like? Check out this google image search… This dog came into the shelter with swollen paws Read More …

Kitten with Infected Wound on Head

A little kitten came in to the shelter with an infected wound on her head. No one knew how she came to be injured. She spent weeks in the care of the San Jose Animal Care Center’s veterinary team. Her wound healed over time to the point that you could no longer tell she had Read More …

Luna – Neglected Puppy Gets Surgery for Embedded Harness

There are many reasons that people adopt dogs. Regardless of their motivation to adopt, people must appreciate that there are specific responsibilities that come with owning a dog. Beyond simply providing food and water to their dog, owners must also provide shelter and companionship to meet the dog’s emotional needs. Failure to do so can result in criminal charges. When Read More …

Darla – Attacked by Other Dog in Home, Surrendered to Shelter Bleeding from Bite Wounds

Poor Darla was extremely timid when she came to the San Jose shelter, which was understandable given that she had just been attacked by her family’s other dog and was actively bleeding. Darla’s owners surrendered her to the shelter, choosing to keep the other dog that had been the aggressor during the altercation. We walked Darla Read More …