Shelter finds homes for 13 dogs, 41 cats at special adoption event
The Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) found homes for 54 animals — 13 dogs and 41 cats — during the two-day Maddie’s Fund adopt-a-thon on the weekend of May 31 and June 1. FAAS has participated in the Maddie’s event for the past three years and has never had this many adopted pets find new forever homes.
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) could not care for the more than 1,000 animals that come through its doors each year without the more than 100 wonderful, dedicated and passionate volunteers who work side by side with staff to help Alameda’s stray and abandoned pets.
When Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) took over responsibility for the Alameda Animal Shelter in January 2012, we took on a major financial challenge to reduce operating costs and raise over $300,000 annually to keep the shelter operating at a lower cost to the city.
Audited results of the 2012-13 fiscal year ending last July, the first complete fiscal year the shelter was under FAAS management, are now available. They demonstrate how quickly we have been able establish a firm financial foundation.
When Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) was founded in 2009 to raise funds for the city-run animal shelter, nobody anticipated that a short three years later the organization would enter into a partnership with the city to operate the shelter in a public-private partnership. FAAS took over the shelter just over two years ago and has made significant progress in enhancing programs and services for Alameda’s homeless animal population.
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) assumed responsibility for the Alameda Animal Shelter just over two years ago on Jan. 1, 2012. Since then, FAAS has made great progress toward its goal of making the shelter a safe haven for homeless animals and a resource to the community. Here are some highlights of our accomplishments this past year: Increased adoptions: An aggressive marketing effort is successfully moving more animals into their new forever homes. A total of 475 animals were adopted from the shelter during 2013 — an increase over the 455 adopted in 2012.