UPDATE: 10/4/13 - Hatchi was rescued today!
UPDATE: 9/19/13 - Gorda now known as Ginger, has a foster home! We are still looking for a place for Hatchi. Please continue to share him. More to come!
These are the faces of abuse and neglect.
You can't tell from their beauty but these are the faces of neglected and abused dogs.
Gorda and Hatchi lived in a back yard and were not let into the house. Gorda learned to jump fences so she was tethered. She 'lived' on a cement slab with no shelter. Hatchi had it mildly better: he got to roam free in the yard and had access to a lean-to type dog house. When found by animal control, both dogs' bowls were low with dirty water. Their owner only wanted them as breeding machines and admitted to taking his anger out on Gorda.
After all they have been through, they do not hold it against people. Although scared in the shelter, they are friendly dogs. Gorda and Hatchi do not need to be fostered together (although that would be great).
If you can provide a temporary or permanent home for one or both dogs, please fill out our foster application here. This gorgeous boyfriend and girlfriend have a deadline and need to get out of the shelter urgently.
For more information, email us at email@example.com.
UPDATE - 9/3/13: As it turns out... there is HOPE! Hope has a foster home. Stay tuned for more details on her.
This 15 pounds of sweet Pug mix is not enjoying the holiday weekend. She is worried that it could be her last few days. The shelter feels she is too shy for adoption so she has been given a deadline. We have named her Hope.
Initially terrified in the shelter, Hope has begun to relax and her personality is beginning to blossom. (She thoroughly enjoyed getting out of her kennel for a photo shot. We even saw a tail wag.)
She is very food motivated which should make her easy to train. She is submissive and seems to get along well with other dogs.
Is there hope for Hope? Don't let this be her last holiday! You can save this little girl's life by providing a temporary or permanent home or simply sharing her story. Fill out our foster application here.
For more information about Hope, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE: 8/21/13 - Jasmine has a FOREVER home! We are so happy for this sweet girl. Waiting for a forever home
For years Guinness and Jasmine were living the good life: napping on top of mom's bed, warming themselves in sun spots and occasionally playing with their toys. Will you save me?
Overnight their world turned upside down. Their person became ill and unable to care for them so they were brought to the San Jose shelter.
The two were evaluated and Guinness* was put up for adoption. Jasmine was not so lucky. She has a minor heart murmur and is at risk of euthanasia unless a foster home** is found. Although frightened at the shelter, Jasmine retains her soft, sweet personality and will give a 'mew' at the mention of her name. She is a brown tabby Maine Coon mix about 10 years old.Jasmine has lost her person, lost her home and lost her brother. Can you help us give her a new life? She needs a temporary or permanent home immediately. Please fill out our foster application here. Guinness in his cage while at the shelter.
*Guinness was adopted this past weekend and now lives in Santa Cruz. Initially very scared, he is quickly coming out of his shell and purring again. His new mom has fallen in love with him.
**SJAA recruits foster/temporary homes. We work with local animal rescue groups to rescue at risk pets in San Jose.
UPDATE: 8/20/13 - Our senior is safe! We have a committed rescue for this little man. He will be getting out of the shelter very soon.
This beautiful older gent was hit by a car. A good Samaritan who witnessed the event brought him to the shelter.
Traumatized by the ordeal and finding himself in a strange environment, this guy is scared. So scared that the shelter has deemed him 'unadoptable'. When he first arrived, he would lay flat without moving.
He's settling in and becoming more relaxed. As you can see, he's wondering why people are in his kennel taking pictures of him. This boy is a senior Dachshund and Pekingese mix and weighs about 13 lbs. Please help us save this little guy! We need a temporary or permanent home immediately. Fill out our foster application here. What should we name him? Email your suggestion to email@example.com.
UPDATE 8/21/13 - Sammy is doing well in his temporary home under the care of foster dad, Ryan.
Here he is hanging out in the back yard on dad's lap. Sammy looks very content!
UPDATE 8/12/13 - Sammy has a foster home once again! Please contact Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in adopting him. Sammy and his ball
Remember Sammy the Cocker Spaniel who was rescued from the San Jose shelter? Due to a terrible tragedy, his foster person is unable to care for him. He no longer has a foster home.
Sammy needs an experienced foster home without young children. He can be nippy if pushed to do things he doesn't want to do. He simply needs time to get used to new people at his own pace. Sammy is good around other dogs.
| |If you have the foster background that Sammy requires and can provide a temporary or permanent home, please contact Janet at email@example.com. You can also fill out our application here. Let's find Sammy a home! | |
Sammy when he was at the shelter.
UPDATE 8/5/13: Big Beautiful Betty weighed a whopping 33 lbs when she got on the scale on July 22nd.
Yesterday at her vet visit, we were told she is down to 29 lbs! That's a four pound move in the right direction. Go Betty Go!
You can adopt her through Unconditional Love Rescue.
UPDATE 8/3/13: Betty busts out of the shelter tomorrow! She is going to a wonderful foster home. After she's had some time to relax, she will be available for adoption through Unconditional Love Rescue at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can't resist that face!
Betty was adopted as a cute two month old puppy. At seven years young, where is she now?! She is living on borrowed time in the San Jose shelter with only a day or two left. Please rescue me!
This darling girl has been terribly neglected; abandoned by her owners, overweight and with ear infections. Betty just needs someone to love her, help her work off a few pounds and nurse her ears back to health.
Betty is a Jack Russell terrier mix, about seven years old and weighs 33 lbs. The shelter is running out of space and she's out of time. We need a foster or permanent home desperately. If you can help, please fill out our foster application here.
UPDATE - 8/2/13: Turns out Mollie and Oliver will be leaving the shelter on the same day next week to different foster homes. As soon as they are over their kitty colds, they'll be ready for adoption with St. Francis Animal Protection Society.
UPDATE - 7/31/13: Miss Mollie is busting out of the shelter very soon. Stay tuned for updates on her recovery. We still need a temporary or permanent home for Oliver!
During kitten season when shelters are overcrowded, a simple kitty cold is a deadly disease. Our local shelters do not have the resources or space to care for too many sick cats. Cat volunteers at the San Jose shelter are sick with worry about the fate of two of their beloved felines.
Mollie is an older diluted tortoiseshell who has been at the shelter since May. Torties are known for their feisty 'tortitude' attitudes; NOT this girl! Miss Mollie is one of the sweetest and friendliest cats you'll ever meet.
Mollie has contracted a kitty cold for the second time. This means she is at high risk of euthanasia. Shelter stress can severely weaken a cat's immune system and make them prone to becoming ill. Once they are placed in a loving home, they recover fast! We hope Mollie gets this chance.
Oliver, like Mollie, is also sick for the second time. He is a beautiful Maine Coon mix who is about five years old. He has more cattitude about him and would be best as an only cat. He doesn't care to share his humans.
Mollie and Oliver are in danger of being put to sleep and we do not know how much time they have left. We need to find them permanent or foster homes immediately! Interested in saving a life? Please fill out our application here.
UPDATE - 7/29/13: Moses is doing fantastic in his foster home. His 'person' is a teenage boy who is giving Moses what he needs the most: love and security!
Moses and his person
I'm a happy, happy, happy boy!
UPDATE - We are doing a HAPPY DANCE and chasing our tails! Another same day update to share: Moses has a foster home! We will update his status soon.
I need a home.
How can you resist this gorgeous face? Moses* and his sister were found wandering as scared strays in the Evergreen area during the recent heat wave. Sadly, his sister succumbed to heat exhaustion and died. He stayed by her side until he was captured by Animal Control and taken to the San Jose shelter. Such a pretty poser
Moses is a yellow Labrador Retriever/Husky mix with ice blue eyes. He's young - only a year old. He's absolutely traumatized in the shelter and needs a safe and caring foster home to recover from his agonizing experiences on the streets. Let's Rescue Moses!
If you can help us save this beautiful boy by providing a temporary or permanent home, please fill out our application here. We need to get him out of the shelter ASAP!*We named Moses after the good Samaritan who contacted Animal Control to help him.
UPDATE - 7/28/13: Little Rocky (aka Gavin) continues to flourish in his foster home! He has blossomed into a very happy.... and spoiled dog.
UPDATE - 7/24/13: Just look at Rocky (aka Gavin) now!
The power of a caring home makes all the difference in transforming scared shelter animals into loving pets. Rocky is doing fantastic in his foster home.
UPDATE: Same day updates are pretty rare but oh so sweet. Gavin is getting out! He has a foster home. After he's had a chance to settle in and get comfortable again, he will be available for adoption through St. Francis Animal Protection Society.
Can you imagine being killed simply because you are too scared? Gavin* is at high risk of being put to sleep. We only have the weekend to find him a temporary home and save his life.
He is a young Welsh Corgi and Cardigan mix. He was found as a stray by a nice couple who thought they were doing the best thing for him - turning Gavin into the shelter in hopes his family will find him.
The shelter holds stray animals for 72 hours giving people time to find their lost pet. No one claimed Gavin during this allotted time. He was evaluated to be put up for adoption. Unfortunately he is so terrified in the shelter environment, he was deemed 'unadoptable'. The shelter is too overcrowded to keep him and his luck has almost run out.
Time and time again, we see shy and scared animals blossom into loving pets once they are in a home. You can save Gavin by providing him a calm, caring foster home. Interested? Fill out our application here.
Did you know? If you find a stray animal, you can have it documented in the shelter's system and foster it in your own home. This gives the animal a better chance of being reunited with its family - a calmer environment without a deadline.
*This dog is a stray; we named him Gavin.
a tree. K-i-s-s-i-n-g... Not exactly. These two darling Cocker Spaniels are sitting at the San Jose shelter and need a foster home(s) urgently.
We think sweetheart Sammy is about three or four years old. Sammy likes to play with his ball!
Sammy likes to snuggle!
Sammy and his ball
Sweetheart Sady is probably around six or seven years of age. She was used as a breeding machine and abandoned when she was no longer in her prime. She deserves a better life!
Sammy and Sady did not come in to the shelter together and do not need to be fostered together. However, they can be!
Sweet, sweet Sady
If you have questions about these two, please contact Janet at email@example.com. If you are interested in providing a temporary or permanent home to one or both dogs, fill out our application here.
Cockers have been one of the most popular breeds since as far back as the 1880's and are known for their intelligence and gentleness. They thrive on being part of the family. Can you make Sammy and Sady a part of yours?