The Friends of Oakland Animal Services is hiring an associate to support programs at Oakland Animal Services, with a focus on cat/kitten foster and feral/free-roaming cat programs. Deadline to apply is March 20.
Oakland Animal Services will be participating in the Bissell Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters campaign in May. Stay tuned for more details!
*UPDATE* Empty the Shelters event will be from May 9-17. All adoption fees during this event will be $25.
The Friends of Oakland Animal Services is hiring! FOAS is looking for the right person to help improve the lives of animals in Oakland by facilitating on and off-site adoptions for animals from Oakland Animal Services, including at a Pet Food Express adoption center, and by managing outreach events to attract support for the shelter.
Deadline to apply is March 20.
Help us raise $25K to help more animals like Kitt the kitty and Pretty Girl the Pup! Learn more here.
The Friends of Oakland Animal Services’ 2019 Year in Review is now available!
Do you love animals and want to help your community? Join the Oakland Animal Services team as a transfer coordinator! Improve the lives of animals in Oakland by facilitating transfers from Oakland Animal Services (OAS), the city’s only open-admission shelter, to nonprofit adoption partners and other outside agencies. Incumbent will oversee the Oakland Animal Services transfer program to include cultivating relations with partner shelters, selecting appropriate animals for transfer and maintaining communication internally and externally about animals being transferred. This staff position is also responsible for assisting the Foster Care Coordinator in fulfilling his/her duties in his/her absence.
For more details, see the PDF job description.
To apply: send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com by November 25th.
Do you have a story to share about your pet that you adopted from Oakland Animal Services? Submit a story, like the families of Samson, and Archie and Chipper, and help the Friends of Oakland Animal Services win a life saving grant!
Write about how adopting your pet has brightened your life (up to 500 words). Provide one photo of your pet with you or your family, one by him/herself, and up to two other photos to illustrate how your pet brightens your life and changes it for the better. Pets must have been adopted from Oakland Animal Services, and they must be living to qualify. You can add video, too!
You’ll be prompted to provide the rescue organization’s information so that we are eligible for a Petco Foundation award. It is: Friends of Oakland Animal Services; Tax ID#20-4053711; contact: Emily Fox; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadline for entries is September 23, 12PM CST.
OAS is proud to be part of the Bissell Partners for Pets Program. This year we will be participating in Bissell’s Empty the Shelters Event. Stay tuned for more information!
Oakland Animal Services will be participating in Empty the Shelters on Saturday, May 4! Stop by on our biggest adoption day of the year for discounted adoption fees on dogs, cats, and rabbits.
This weekend, all animal shelters in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties will participate in the BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Clear the Shelters. On Saturday, May 4 2019, all adoption fees for cats, kittens, dogs and puppies will be a flat $25 in hopes of matching all pets with new loving homes.
This effort is a part of a national push by over 100 shelters in 20 states, which will add to the over 19,000 animals already adopted as part of other Empty the Shelters events. By participating in the event as a coalition, the Bay Area will be a premier location for adopters looking to find a pet to join their families.
“Shelters are more crowded than ever, and we have to help them,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “Empty the Shelters brings awareness for adoption and makes people consider bringing a pet into their home, whether it’s their first pet or an addition to their pack. It’s been an extremely successful program to save lives and we hope this event will help thousands of pets get the second chance they deserve.”
Participating shelters include: Berkeley Humane, Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter, East Bay SPCA, East County Animal Shelter, Contra Costa County Animal Services, Antioch Animal Services, Berkeley Animal Care Services, Valley Animal Center, Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, Tri-City Animal Shelter, Oakland Animal Services, and Hayward Animal Shelter. Oakland Animal Services is open 1-5pm on Saturday.
All regular adoption requirements apply. For more information about our adoption process, visit: https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/adopt/how-to-adopt/
About Oakland Animal Services
Oakland Animal Services is Oakland’s only open admissions shelter: We accept all of Oakland’s homeless, injured, orphaned, unwanted, lost, abandoned and mistreated animals, including companion animals, farm animals, exotic animals, and native wildlife. Every animal brought to our door is welcome, regardless of age, breed, temperament or medical condition. We are a city agency that proudly provides public safety and animal welfare services as well as human health and social services. We are here to serve our community’s residents.
About BISSELL Pet Foundation
BISSELL Pet Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to help reduce the number of animals in shelters and to support organizations dedicated to the humane care and treatment of animals through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, microchipping and foster care. Founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell, BISSELL Pet Foundation is an extension of her long-standing love for animals and commitment to their welfare. The foundation is supported by BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a 141-year-old Grand Rapids-based floor care appliance brand in its fourth generation of family leadership. For more on the BISSELL complete line of floor care products, visit www.bissell.com.