The latest episode of the nationally televised Shelter Me series, sponsored by the Petco Foundation, premiered in Oakland on Wednesday April 27th, featuring the partnership between Cat Town and Oakland Animal Services (OAS), the only open admission animal shelter in the city of Oakland. The episode highlights the collaboration which, along with other programs and partnerships, resulted in a 93% Live Release Rate for cats in 2015.
“With a mission to find great homes for homeless cats that don’t thrive in the shelter environment, Cat Town has helped almost 1,400 cats since 2011, redefining what’s possible for shy, senior, and other at-risk cats in need of a second chance outside of a cage” said Ann Dunn, Executive Director and Founder of Cat Town.
In addition to the sold out screening, the Petco Foundation awarded Friends of Oakland Animal Services a generous $90,000 grant to continue the work of supporting the animal service needs of Oakland residents, treating sick and injured animals, and finding families for homeless animals.
“With the assistance of a dedicated group of volunteers and the support of Friends of Oakland Animal Services, OAS saved the lives of more than 5,000 animals in 2015 alone” said Rebecca Katz, Director of Oakland Animal Services. “This grant will help us continue our service to the animal and human residents in our community.”
By volunteering, you can be part of the nationally recognized life-saving work in your community! If you are interested in donating your time and/or resources or adopting a new family member, please visit our new website at www.OaklandAnimalServices.org
“Shelter Me: Hearts & Paws” airs on KQED on May 25th at 8 p.m. Please check ShelterMe.tv for other broadcast dates.
Oakland Animal Services is the city’s only open admissions shelter: OAS accepts all of Oakland’s homeless, injured, and mistreated animals (both wild and domestic), regardless of age, breed, temperament or medical condition. Visit the shelter to adopt, volunteer, or donate. OAS is located at 1101 29th Ave in Oakland. For hours, services provided and more information please visit www.OaklandAnimalServices.org