Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter


John L. Lipp is settling in to his new job as acting director at Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS). Lipp stepped in to replace Nancy Baglietto who resigned from her position as FAAS’ director on March 18 to take a position in Grass Valley (“Shelter’s Executive Director to Step Down,” March 16). Lipp resigned from FAAS’ board of directors and accepted the position as the organization’s acting director. He began working on Monday, March 27. 


The City of Alameda recently announced a change to the discussion regarding the budget for Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS). A closed session discussion will take place among the Councilmembers prior to the Council meeting Tuesday, March 7. 

Closed sessions are not open to public comment. Mayor Trish Spencer had requested in a Feb. 21 referral that the discussion be held in open session at the March 7 meeting, but the referral failed to pass. 


Above, 10-year-old Ian Love, left, joins his brother, Alex Love, 7, and friend Nolan Kim, 10, to show the money they earned at a joint birthday party for Ian and Nolan. Instead of asking for presents for themselves, Ian and Nolan requested cash donations from their friends and relatives. They raised $165, which they donated to the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS).

This past December, Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) said goodbye and thank you to Nancy Evans who has served as FAAS’ board president since its founding in September 2009. Evans, a real estate professional with Harbor Bay Realty, co-founded FAAS with Lizette Weiss in an effort to raise private funding for the medical care of the animals living at the municipal shelter. 

“There was a great need to support the medical care of the animals and volunteers, like myself, wanted to make a difference,” said Evans.