Alameda Mayor Gilmore proclaimed Tuesday, February 5, 2013 Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Day on behalf of the City Council. The mayor thanked FAAS for its commitment to the city’s animal population and read the following proclamation:
WHEREAS, Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter , also known as FAAS, completed a very successful first year of operating the former City animal shelter; and
WHEREAS, FAAS increased adoptions by 21% in 2012 with the placement of 455 dogs, cats, and other pets into loving new homes; and
WHEREAS, FAAS introduced life-saving medical care programs, such as the Angel Fund, and partnerships with local veterinary hospitals; and
WHEREAS, FAAS returned 229 lost pets to worried owners and initiated a microchip program to make it easier for citizens to locate their lost pets; and
WHEREAS, FAAS is improving the shelter stay for abandoned pets with greater enrichment activities, including long walks and toys for dogs, and socializing with cats and rabbits; and
WHEREAS, FAAS has more than 200 dedicated volunteers who have put in more than 5,000 hours this past year to give the animals in the shelter the very best care possible; and
WHEREAS, FAAS has built and maintained a close partnership with the Alameda Police Department and City officials to nurture and support a safe and humane community for our City’s pets; and
WHEREAS, FAAS is committed to providing leadership and stewardship for animal welfare in Alameda, and for providing programs that foster respect for animals, promote responsible pet guardianship, and eliminate animal suffering.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Marie L. Gilmore, Mayor of the City of Alameda do hereby express my gratitude to FAAS, and do hereby proclaim, Tuesday, February 5, 2013 as Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Day in the City of Alameda and urge Alamedans to join me in thanking FAAS for their contribution to saving the lives of our City’s pets.
FAAS greatly appreciates this honor and is grateful to the Mayor, City Council, and all city departments for the unique city/nonprofit partnership that is working so well.
Thanks to local businesses
For the past year, Urban Island Home Furnishings has been holding special consignment sales to benefit the homeless pets at the Alameda Animal Shelter. To date, they have raised more than $2,800. These funds will provide critical medical care and special enrichment activities to keep the shelter animals healthy and happy while they await adoption.
Recently, Tomatina’s Restaurant raised more than $900 by giving FAAS 20% of a full day’s meal receipts. The restaurant was packed for both lunch and dinner and was busy throughout the day.
Community support from businesses like Urban Island and Tomatina’s helps us toward our goal of finding a new home for all the adoptable animals at the shelter. Thank you, Alameda businesses!!
February 16: Bowzer’s Pizza at 1330 Park Street will donate 20% of sales to FAAS from noon to 4 p.m. Visit Bowzer's website for more information.
February 17: Mobile Adoption from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dog Bone Alley, 1342 Park Street
February 20: Pet Loss Support Group 6:30 to 8 p.m. led by Jill Goodfriend, RN, LCSW at the Alameda Animal Shelter 1590 Fortmann Way. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jill at (510) 393-1359.
For more information on these events, visit the FAAS website at or call 510-337-8565.
Every month we need supplies and special items to keep the animals healthy, happy and well-kept. The following list of items will allow us to keep caring for the animals as well as we have done so far:
Natural Balance food rolls
Premier Martingale collars
Premier gentle leader head collars
Premier Easy-walk harnesses
Feline Pine Litter
New small cat scratchers
Snuggle Safe Pet Heating Disks
Gift certificates from:
- Office Depot
- Office Max
- Home Depot
- Pet Food Express
Amazon Wish List Items
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