FAAS

The most important fundraiser of the year for the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter can also be a ton of fun for dogowners and their pets. The third annual Wiggle Waggle Walk is set for this Sunday, June 8, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal on Bay Farm Island. The community-wide animal celebration features a mile-long walk on San Francisco Bay, entertainment, pet contests, exhibitions and more. Walkers who collect pledges for donations will be eligible for prizes.

After 993 days, April has found her forever home. Why the now four-year-old boxer-Staffordshire mix took so long to find that perfect family was a mystery to everyone at Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS). She had always been a volunteer and staff favorite. 

Like all the animals at FAAS, she received care and love including walks, medical attention, belly rubs and spa weekends with volunteers for breaks from the shelter. In spite of how much she was loved, as time marched on April was passed over by the thousands of visiting families. 

I would like to start by saying thank you to Shawn Tsztoo (“Some Suggestions for Animal Shelter,” Dec. 26) for their obvious caring and compassion for our community’s cats under the care of the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS). I appreciate the opportunity to use this space to share some statistics that should make every Alamedan proud, as well as explain FAAS’s very successful strategy to shelter and care for the cats.

I’m going to focus on cats for this letter because of the difficulty in locating animal shelter statistics. But, my arguments could be used to argue in favor of the underused space at the Alameda Animal Shelter. 

My friend and I have been casually looking to adopt a cat. Whenever we’ve passed an animal shelter, we’ve gone in for a look. We’ve gone to most of the city shelters and shelters from San Francisco to Sacramento. 

Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) will launch its first satellite adoption center this Saturday, July 6, at 10 a.m. The new facility will be located in Alameda’s South Shore Center shopping mall and will be known as “FAAS South Shore.” Grand Opening day will start with a ribbon-cutting ceremony officiated by Alameda Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft. Team Kelly Lux of State Farm Insurance and Starbucks will provide refreshments.

The 2,000-square-foot space will be the first business-district store in Alameda dedicated to the adoption of homeless pets.  

Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) had such a successful holiday season at their satellite adoption center in South Shore Shopping Center, the nonprofit is looking to make the location permanent. The group reported the pop-up store generated 28 percent more donations and that thousands more visitors took the chance to connect with a potential new animal friend.

Alameda firefighters, all featured in the 2019 Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) calendar, signed their individual pages at the FAAS Pup-Up store at South Shore Center.  

Left to right: Firefighter Patrick Corder, Captain Brandon Baleym, Fire Inspector Steve Floyd and firefighter David Wills. Standing with Makalya in his arms is FAAS Executive Director John Lipp.
Each month of the calendar features a different first responder from the Alameda fire and police departments; each responder is photographed with animals rescued by FAAS. 

Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) has put together a 2019 calendar with some help from Alameda’s first responders. Members of both the Alameda Fire and Police departments posed with cats, dogs and one rabbit that were adopted from FAAS. Above, firefighter Mike Navarro shares the frame with his buddy, Squeak. FAAS is asking $15 per calendar. All proceeds benefit the shelter pets. Stop by and get one at 1590 Fortmann Way or at any of the animal clinics in town. They are also available online at www.alamedaanimalshelter.org.

The Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) wants all the shelter animals to have homes for the holidays, so the group is offering a special discount through the end of the year. As of now, all adoption fees are 50 percent off through Sunday, Dec. 31. That means fees as low as $20 for a senior cat 7 years or older. A puppy or kitten would be just $60. (Try to beat that, Santa!) 

See all the adoptable animals and check back often because potential furry family members become available every day. 

 

The Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) wants all the shelter animals to have homes for the holidays, so the group is offering a special discount through the end of the year. As of now, all adoption fees are 50 percent off through Sunday, Dec. 31. That means fees as low as $20 for a senior cat seven years or older. A puppy or kitten would be just $60. (Try and beat that, Santa!) 

See all the adoptable animals and check back often because potential furry family members become available every day. 

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