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.

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. 

 

Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) is gearing up for its annual fundraiser, After the Ball, set for Thursday, Oct. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.

The event will be held on the historic USS Hornet for the second year in a row. This year’s gala will be catered by several Alameda eateries, including C’era Una Volta.

 

As I penned this letter for publication,  the City Council was set to vote at its Tuesday, June 6, meeting on a proposed two-year service agreement with the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) to provide animal care services for the residents of Alameda. The proposed Animal Services Agreement will increase funding from the City to FAAS to approximately $804,000, or 58 percent of FAAS’s annual operating budget.

 

The Second Annual Alameda Point Concours d’Elegance is coming to Alameda this Sunday, June 11, and this is not your typical car show. Of course, there will be hundreds of beautiful vehicles, a panel of celebrity judges, live entertainment, and great food and drink to beckon attendees. 

But along with the Alfa Romeos, Pierce Arrows, Duesenbergs, Packards, Jaguars, classic trucks, Woodies, race cars and vintage motorcycles, there will also be Chihuahuas, miniature pinschers, pit bull mixes and maybe a German shepherd or two. 

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