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.
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.
Few situations are more traumatic and stressful for pets than being given up by their families, whatever the reason. While FAAS is always willing and able to properly shelter and care for animals needing new homes, bringing your pet to us as a first step is not always the best solution.
If you feel you need to re-home your pet, please consider the choice carefully and follow a few guidelines to ensure the best outcome:
Twelve-year old Chloe Levenson-Cupp of Alameda has a new best friend, one that she can relate to. When she was a baby Levenson-Cupp suffered burns from tea that had been spilled on her. Her new friend, a Chihuahua so loved that he has two names also suffered burns.
My name is Betty Beagle, and my guardian is a really good guy. I gotta say, I don’t know why, but when we are out for a walk, he sometimes places his foot on my back near my tail, pushes down with his foot, and says “Sit, sit, sit!” while he’s doing it!
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.