The Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) announced recently that the shelter is getting a new roof. The organization will keep the doors of the shelter open to potential adopters and pets in need during the installation, which begins Monday, Nov. 28, and is expected to take about four weeks. It will be noisy and parking will be reduced, but a new water-tight roof is essential to keep the animals warm and dry this winter.
Most people spend their Christmas inside sharing wonderful stories by a warm fire, with friends and family. John Theoni of the Oregon Humane Society Technical Animal Rescue (OHSTAR) spent his holiday evening in 2014 rappelling down a shear dark cliff to save a Labrador that had fallen 150 feet to a narrow ledge when she was spooked and ran snapping her harness and falling to the ledge below.