Every month, Oakland Animal Services takes in an average of 500 cats, dogs, rabbits, and other animals from the city of Oakland. These include strays, owner surrenders, and seized animals . One of the key factors that strengthens our ability to help these animals is the growth of our relationships with partner rescue groups. Our partner groups assist us by our taking animals to adopt out from their own facilities or foster homes. Sometimes a change of location is all that it takes to get an animal noticed and adopted.
In February, we transferred 161 animals to 25 different groups. Some groups are very small and can only take a few at a time; others are larger and take many more. Regardless of size, each group contributes to our efforts to help as many animals as possible. Thank you to everyone who gives so much to help so many deserving animals find their forever homes. We couldn’t do this work without your support and hard work.