The executive director of the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS), Nancy S. Baglietto, announced on March 13 that she is leaving Alameda. She has resigned and accepted a position as the executive director at Hospitality House, an emergency homeless shelter in Grass Valley, Calif. Her last day at FAAS will be next Friday, March 24. She will begin work in Nevada City on Saturday, April 1.
Baglietto joined FAAS as executive director in February 2015. Her departure comes in the midst of negotiations with the city over the organization’s future funding.
A year ago this month, Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) informed the City of Alameda that the public-private partnership to run the shelter was not financially sustainable.
We began serious discussions with the City Manager last April and submitted a proposal on Aug. 10, 2016. The City Council weighed in on this issue in October, directing staff to negotiate a new agreement with FAAS that would enable us to maintain the same high level of outcomes we have achieved over the last five years.
On Dec. 3 Alameda Support Foundation (ASF) held its yearly Christmas fundraiser and plant sale to benefit the animals at the Alameda Animal Shelter. ASF raised some $3,000 for Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS), whose contract renewal with the city will be considered in January.
Eight-year-old Jason Goodell, who comes to every ASF event, baked cupcakes and sold them for a dollar each, raised a total of $50, which he donated to the cause.
“It was easy for me to want to help,” Jason said. “My rescue dog ‘Cupcake’ has changed my life.”
The Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) announced recently that the shelter is getting a new roof. The organization will keep the doors of the shelter open to potential adopters and pets in need during the installation, which begins Monday, Nov. 28, and is expected to take about four weeks. It will be noisy and parking will be reduced, but a new water-tight roof is essential to keep the animals warm and dry this winter.
The Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) is seeking to renegotiate its contract with the city of Alameda so it can better manage the Alameda Animal Shelter. FAAS sent out a press release to Alameda residents and city leaders stating the reasons it needs more funding for the shelter.
Like most animal shelters around the country, Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) has a special fund dedicated to helping animals with acute medical needs. As costs continue to rise for routine pet healthcare and mandated spay/neuter services, FAAS looks to private donors to help pay for extraordinary medical care. We call it the Angel Fund.
From all of us at FAAS, we wish you a joyous holiday season.
As the holidays approach, many pet parents are looking forward to including their furry family members in their festivities. From holiday decorating to family get-togethers, dogs and cats alike are often part of the joyful celebration. Taking a few tips into consideration will help to keep your pets safe and avoid uninvited consequences during special social gatherings.
Ten small dogs from the Alameda Animal Shelter boarded an airplane Aug. 1 en route to the Humane Society for Southwest Washington where they will be placed for adoption in forever homes. In all, 32 dogs (mostly Chihuahuas) from Alameda, Berkeley Animal Services and the Antioch and Hayward shelters flew away to a new life thanks to the nonprofit Dog Is My Co-Pilot, which transported all the dogs for no charge.