2018 Friends of Oakland Animal Services Year in Review
Friends of OAS
Friends of Oakland Animal Services’ next free spay/neuter day is coming up on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Oakland residents of limited financial means may bring pet cats, feral cats in traps, and pet dogs under 20lbs.
Pets will be checked in from 7:30 – 8:30am on a first-come, first-served basis. Surgeries will be performed by licensed veterinarians inside the East Bay SPCA spay/neuter clinic facility. Animals will also receive free vaccines and microchips.
Sunday, January 13, 2019
7:30 – 8:30am
410 Hegenberger Road, Oakland
Note: Cats and dogs must fast after midnight the night before surgery. Pets may drink water after midnight. This program is available to Oakland residents only. You will be asked to provide an Oakland address at check-in.
This event is fully funded by Friends of Oakland Animal Services and is made possible by the generosity of FOAS donors. Support our program to prevented unwanted litters in Oakland!
The Friends of Oakland Animal Services is pleased to announce the first ever FOAS running team! The team will be running the half-marathon at the Oakland Running Festival on March 24, 2019. FOAS hopes to have at least 20 runners committed to raising a minimum of $500 each — and they would love for you to join the team!
If running 13.1 miles or raising $500 seems like a daunting task, have no fear! The FOAS board members will be supporting you the entire way. They will give advice and creative ideas on how to meet fundraising goals. They will provide a 3-month half-marathon training plan, complete with team runs around Lake Merritt every Saturday morning! Not only will you help the animals and get in shape, you will also make new friends and build community.
To join the fun, get in shape, and help raise money for Oakland’s animals, take these next steps:
- Join the team here: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/friends-of-oas-running-team-oakland-running-festival-2019?
- Donate $25 to yourself to kick things off!
- Register for the half-marathon here: http://oaklandmarathon.com/ (This step is IMPORTANT! You are NOT registered for the race simply by creating a Crowdrise page.)
For questions please contact .
P.S. If you are inclined to dismiss this because you are “not a runner,” please don’t. A few of the team members aren’t runners so you won’t be alone in this. Your passion and drive to help the shelter animals will provide you with more energy than you can possibly imagine.
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UPDATE July 11: The Spay/Neuter Program Coordinator position has been filled.
The Friends of Oakland Animals Services is hiring for two positions: a Registered Veterinarian Technician and a Spay/Neuter Program Coordinator. To apply for either position, email your resume and cover letter to and state in the subject which position you are applying for.
Look what you helped us do! We’re thrilled to be able to share the Friends of Oakland Animal Services’ 2017 Year in Review with you – because it is donors, volunteers, foster families, and adopters like you who have helped us accomplish so much for homeless dogs, cats, bunnies (and how about that cover boy goat?!?) in 2017.
And now, with just one week left in 2017, we have one goal still remaining–and we can’t do it without you. We are SO close to reaching our goal of raising $20,000 for Oakland’s animals for our Home for the Holidays campaign!
Whether you are a longtime supporter our a first-time donor, won’t you please consider making final year-end gift to help us provide lifesaving services for our city’s animals? We know you agree, they deserve our help!
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Local Woman Submits Adoption Story to Win $50,000 Grant For Friends of Oakland Animal Services
After submitting her story to the Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes campaign, Sue Reale of Oakland, Calif. won Friends of Oakland Animal Services a $50,000 grant that is part of the Petco Foundation’s Holiday Wishes campaign. This year, the Petco Foundation will deliver a total of $765,000 in grant awards during Holiday Wishes celebrations from now until December 20 – including one $100,000 grand prize, and a series of finalist awards ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to support the tremendous lifesaving efforts carried out by these deserving organizations year-round.
Sue’s essay focuses on how she found a complete stranger to donate a kidney since she was in need of a transplant. Soon after Sue’s transplant surgery, she adopted her dog Chipper from Oakland Animal Services. Her donor ended up adopting Chipper’s sibling Archie. The final twist to the story, the dogs were born on the same day as the transplant. Today, the foursome spread the word about saving lives through kidney donation and pet adoption. You can read Sue’s complete story here and here.
The Petco Foundation invites all animal lovers to play a role in making Holiday Wishes come true. From now until December 20, 2017, fans can read all finalist stories and vote for their favorites to win the “People’s Choice Award.” The five organizations with the most votes will receive additional funding ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to support their lifesaving work. Results of the “People’s Choice Award” will be revealed before Christmas.
To vote for Sue’s story and give FOAS a chance to win an additional $25K, follow these steps:
- Visit the Holiday Wishes People’s Choice Award page
- Scroll down to the Oakland Animal Services submission (the submissions are listed alphabetically by organization).
- Select Oakland Animal Services. NOTE: If you click “read more,” it takes you away from the voting page. To vote, just click the picture so the box turns yellow).
- Keep scrolling down to the bottom of the page.
- Click submit at the bottom of the page.
About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $200 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 5.5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.
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