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Name Your Own Adoption Fee at the Alameda Animal Shelter

It's "pay what you can" for adoptions at the Alameda Animal Shelter until November 18...plus news about fundraising, microchipping, events and more.

Adopt any one of the more than 90 animals at the Alameda Animal Shelter waiting for adoption between now and November 18 and you can set your own fee. Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter(FAAS) will accept any adoption fee $5 and over for any pet. Anyone paying $25 or over will receive a gift in addition to their new companion.

Every pet available for adoption has received a health and behavior check-up and has been microchipped, vaccinated and spayed or neutered. 

The shelter is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday and closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Visit us online to get more information and view the animals waiting for their forever home.

 Is your pet microchipped?

Having your pet microchipped at the shelter for just $20 is a great way to ensure a quick reunion should he or she become lost. We will update our database to include your pet's microchip number as well as handle the initial registration with the microchip company. Microchip clinics are held 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays  and 11 a.m. to noon Sunday. Microchipping is by appointment only; call (510) 337-8565 for information or a reservation.

 Fundraising success

The FAAS fundraiser gala, After The Ball, was a huge success, raising over $60,000 for Alameda’s pets. A generous anonymous donor pledged a $50,000 matching gift to double the impact we will will have on homeless animals.  We also raised over $17,000 from the contest to put pet pictures in our calendar. The calendar should generate additional funds now that it is on sale. Visit the FAAS website to see a collage of the local cats and dogs highlighted in the calendar. Call us at (510) 337-8565 to find out where to purchase the calendar. 

Ill pit bull on the mend

When Mabel, a beautiful tan pitbull, arrived at the shelter as a stray, she was so thin and malnourished that she was painful to look at. Our staff immediately started her on a weight-gaining diet and gave her the love and attention she craved. When no owner showed up, we took her to Providence Veterinary Hospital where vets diagnosed her with diabetes and put her on insulin. A thorough health check also uncovered a benign tumor. Mabel is now gaining weight, has great energy and will be ready for adoption after she is spayed and the mass is removed. Mabel will be a great companion for someone looking for a special needs dog.

Upcoming Events

November 10-- FAAS will be at Kids Fest at the Bladium at Alameda Point from 2:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. with dogs for adoption and an information booth.

December 1--Santa Paws Event from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm at Dog Bone Alley, 1342 Park St. in Alameda.The $30 cost benefits the Alameda Animal Shelter. Reservations: (510) 521-5800. 

December 8 --Santa Paws Event from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm at Holistic Hound, 1510-A Walnut in Berkeley.  Proceeds benefit the Alameda Animal Shelter and Berkeley Animal Services. Reservations: (510) 843-2133.

 

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