Pet Adoption Special: Senior pets make great companions because they are generally house-trained, calmer than puppies or kittens and have outgrown their adolescence. For the entire month of September, FAAS is offering free adoptions of all senior pets 7 years and older. We have a number to choose from, so please visit and meet your new best friend. The shelter is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.
Microchip Program Begins: FAAS is micro-chipping all shelter dogs and cats prior to adoption to help them return safely home if they ever get lost. In addition, the general public can have their pets micro-chipped at the shelter for $20. Please call the shelter at (510) 337-8565 for more information.
Success Story: A good Samaritan recently brought FAAS a little Shibu Inu that he had pulled out of the Oakland Estuary. The dog had a microchip, but when FAAS staff called the phone number tied to the chip, it belonged to the microchip company. Unfortunately this poor dog’s owner never registered the chip in her name. The owner was frantically looking for her dog and found her photo on the Pet Harbor website shortly after FAAS staff posted it. When the owner called, she said lived in Oregon and had been visiting relatives in Oakland when she lost her dog on Highway 24. She had no idea how her dog had ended up in the estuary. After a joyous reunion, the owner is making sure to register her pet’s microchip for greater peace of mind.
Licensing is a Must: Many people think their duty as a pet owner is done when they get their pets vaccinated for rabies. But there’s another step: you still have to obtain a license from the Alameda Animal Shelter to comply with the law and assure your pet’s speedy return if it is lost. All licensing revenues go directly to FAAS for care for the animals, so you are helping your community as well as your pet. For more information, call the shelter at (510) 337-8565.
Pet Loss Support Group Forming: Everyone experiences sadness and grief when a beloved pet companion dies. Support groups allow you to share your feelings in a safe and supportive environment. FAAS is starting a support group for people who have experienced the loss of a pet. The Pet Loss Support Group is led by Jill Goodfriend, RN, LCSW who offers these groups in other cities and provides individual counseling as well. The first group will be held from 6:30 to 8 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the shelter. For more information, or to sign up for the group, please contact Jill at (510) 393-1359.
A special thanks to the Rosenblum family for hosting a party at Rock Wall Wine Company to launch their new wine, “Rock Hound.” A portion of the price of each bottle sold will be donated to FAAS.
Sept. 15: Mobile Adoption at Pet Food Express, 2661 Blanding Ave. Visit with available pets from the Alameda Animal Shelter.
Sept. 22: Mobile Adoption at UnderOne Woof, 1701 Webster St. Another opportunity to visit with available shelter pets.
Oct. 18: Join us for the Second Annual “After The Ball” at Rock Wall Winery featuring great food and wine, a silent and live auction, and entertainment. All proceeds benefit the animals at the shelter. Visit the event website at www.aftertheball.org to purchase tickets and get more information.
Wish list: 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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