Businesses Contribute to Modernizing the Oakland Animal Shelter
Grand Opening of Two New Animal Areas on June 1st
WHAT: Oakland Animal Services (OAS) celebrates the opening of two new animal areas – a spacious room for puppies and an outdoor play area for cats. The Puppy Parlor is sponsored by Woof Dog Hotel and Daycare and The Catio by Purrfect Fence Inc.
The grand opening of these spaces on June 1st will be an opportunity to take photos of each area and to interview staff from OAS and each participating business.
Sunday, June 1st, 2008
WHERE: Oakland Animal Services – 1101 29th Street, Oakland 94601
Oakland Animal Services reached out to businesses to request their help to make changes in the Shelter to better meet the needs of its animals. Woof Dog Hotel agreed to sponsor a new puppy room, the Puppy Parlor. This space was transformed from a dark, cramped room with small, outdated kennels to an open, airy space covered with bright murals and area for puppies to play and socialize together. Purrfect Fence also worked with OAS to sponsor an outdoor space for adoption cats to be able to spend time outside. The company enclosed a patio area with its special fencing to prevent cats from escaping. This area will not only provide fresh air and exercise for cats that are often in adoption for many months but will also educate the public on how to keep cats safe in their yards.
These are just two of the projects at OAS that have been made possible by the generous donation of time and funding from various companies. For example, local business, Pet Food Express, recently funded the addition of murals in the adoption gallery and the installation of warehouse shelving to improve the Shelter’s storage capacity. And, ten employees from the Nutro Dog Food Division of the Mars Company recently spent a day at the Shelter to create an outdoor exercise run for little dogs.