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. 


The public is invited to learn how to create a family emergency plan that includes meeting the needs of family pets at a free upcoming disaster preparedness workshop. “People and their Pets: Disaster Preparedness and Response” will take place Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the City of Alameda Council Chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. No reservations are necessary.

The City of Alameda and Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) host. For more information, contact Jim Franz at 747-6883.