From a City of Alameda press release:
On Wednesday, July 11, at 9:30 a.m. Mayor Marie Gilmore and Chief of Police Mike Noonan will officially hand the keys to the animal ambulance to (FAAS) Board President Nancy Bianchi and Executive Director Mim Carlson. The ceremony will take place at the shelter at 1590 Fortmann Way.
The ambulance, which was donated by the Alameda Police Department, will be used to transport shelter animals to medical appointments, mobile adoption sites and other events.
Carlson said, “We are tremendously grateful to the City and the police department for this gift. The ambulance is the perfect vehicle for us to use in our life-saving efforts on behalf of Alameda’s abandoned animals.”
FAAS took control of the shelter in January after the City announced plans to close it because of budget cuts. Since January, approximately 200 animals have been adopted and more than 100 lost pets have been reunited with their owners. FAAS is a non-profit organization; 100 percent of all donations directly support and care for the animals at the shelter.