Baby bunny’s broken legs repaired


This little baby bunny was just a couple of weeks old when she was brought to SJACS by the family that found her in their yard, unable to walk. A quick thinking shelter staff person called The Rabbit Haven for rescue assistance, and a Haven advocate picked her up from the shelter within one hour of the call. Amita (meaning love) was unable to use her back leg or her right front paw. The veterinarian’s exam and x-rays revealed terrible fractures and severe bruising to her abdomen.

An orthopedic surgeon was located and Amita was scheduled for surgery. Then Heather, Director at The Rabbit Haven, contacted PAWS. We were able to help pay for Amita’s surgery through the PAWS Medical Assistance Fund, and Amita is recovering in her foster home until she is ready to be put up for adoption to find her forever home.

Raider – survives Parvo and is ready for a home!


Raider was rescued in early January from SJACC as a 4month old pup. Four days after his rescue he started vomiting and running a fever. Quick work on the rescuers part that she noticed and got him to the Veterinarian quickly where he was diagnosed with Parvo. Given all the medications, Hillary nursed Raider through the Parvo. So thanks to Hillary for her taking in Raider and then her managing him through the Parvo, Raider will soon be ready for his forever home. He is affectionate, active and will make someone a great dog. PAWS for SJACS is happy to have been able to help with his medical needs. If you are interested in adopting Raider, let us know and we can give your info to Hillary.

Cat uses some of 9 lives….

Yet, with a team effort including 13th St Cats and Dr Rusher’s Rescue Services,  Adrian is alive.  Adrian, a 13th St Cats kitten adopted last year (so just over 1year old now), “left” his home and ended up in an emergency vet a month later, close to death, 2 pounds lighter, a broken tail, 3/4 of which was missing, degloved on his back with hundreds of maggots in the wound,  and a broken leg.  Dr. Rusher and the fosters working closely, were key to saving Adrian.  Those first days were critical.  And then Dr. Rusher and her team donated their services as much as possible, reducing 13th St Cats cost significantly, but still there are expenses including the leg surgery which required a specialist.
You can help fund Adrian’s expenses by donating to 13th St Cats; his webpage has a sponsorship link or just donate to our general efforts at and mention Adrian as your motivation!   Rescues can’t happen without donations, and these are so appreciated, including the Vet’s support.
Adrian at intake
Adiran wound at intake
Adrian after tail amputation
Adrian after tail amputation
Adrian today!
Adrian today

Happy-go-lucky Max needs your help now!

 Max was from a SJACS trapping job we were asked to help on in June.
13th St Cat Rescue adopted him out and he got returned to 13th St Cats in August because he started having seizures.  At the time, he was only 5.5 months old.
After exams and blood work, vets revealed nothing, Max needed to have a MRI brain scan done; it was determined he did have a fluid pocket on his cerebellum, which does not appear to be progressive, and the seizures are now being controlled by medicines.
All the workup on Max has been expensive, particularly the brain scan and neurologist consult was expensive ($2200) and he will require $65 in medicine monthly, so we are reaching out to kind-hearted people to help with these costs.  He is posted on the 13th St Cats website for sponsorship as well, as the meds are going to be an on-going need.
13th St Cats would appreciate any donations possible to help out our costs with Max.  Donations can be sent via mail to 13th St. Cat Rescue, PO Box 8255, San Jose, CA 95155 or done on our website by Paypal which is right there on the homepage If possible, please note that the donation is for Max, so it is clear.  And if you can network out to others, please do so.
He is still a happy-go-lucky cat, and easy to give the medicines to, so we are looking for a forever home for him once his meds are stabilized.  He’s an outgoing playful guy who doesn’t know that he has this odd situation!  He loves other cats and dogs and people too!
For more information on Max, contact

Kittens saved from ticks invasion in their ears!!

Rescuers recently saved life of 3 kittens; they were found to have 35 ticks in their ears.  While the rescuers got out 8, the rest required forceps removal by Dr Rusher’s Rescue Clinic while under anesthesia, as the smaller ticks were so far into their ear canals.   Though a rare occurrence, the ticks illustrate another good reason kittens shouldn’t be outside.  And how lucky rescuers are to be able to use Dr Rusher’s rescue clinic for affordable medical treatment.

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These are the adorable friendlies – the two Abyssinian kittens Amigo and Compadre are still looking for homes, while the Siamese did find a home this weekend.

In the vial are some of the ticks the Dr Rusher removed.

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