Annual Ball Raised More Than $150,000 for Shelter Animals

Due to the efforts of sponsors, attendees, volunteers, auction donors and bidders, restaurants, vendors and many other generous individuals who gave time, money and talent, the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) announced it raised $150,000 at its annual “After the Ball” fundraiser held Oct. 10. The funds raised benefit the lost and abandoned pets of Alameda. 

For those who could not attend this year’s After the Ball and would still like to make a gift, FAAS has indicated its greatest need is for donations to the Starfish Medical Fund. Donations can be made easily at 

“We use this fund to pay the veterinary bills incurred by homeless pets who arrive at FAAS injured or sick,” stated FAAS Executive Director John Lipp. “Without this fund, these homeless animals would not get the second chance they need to be adopted.” 

Since its creation in 2013, the Starfish Medical Fund has saved hundreds of shelter pets that needed some extra help to find their “happily ever after.”

FAAS thanked Alameda, and the many out-of-town friends who care about Alameda’s pets for the support. For more information about donations  or any other aspect of FAAS, call 337-8572, or visit