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 firstname.lastname@example.org by November 25th.
Do you have the cutest, funniest, or best furry friend ever? If so, Patelco wants to meet your pet and they’re holding a contest to feature them in their 2020 Pets of Patelco Calendar.
Submit a photo of your own pet and Patelco will donate $5 per submission to Oakland Animal Services to ensure pets in need in our community are provided with the food, water, and love they so desperately deserve. (And your pet may just be featured in the 2020 Pets of Patelco calendar, too.) 12 winners will be announced on December 2, 2019, and calendars will be available at your local Patelco branch.
Here’s how it works:
- Upload a photo of your pet before the contest closes at 11:59 pm PT November 23, 2019.
- Share your entry to collect votes. All entries to receive 50+ votes will be eligible to be picked for the top 12 and win a $100 Petco® gift card.
And the best part? Patelco will donate $5 to Oakland Animal Services for every entry, up to $2,500.
So what are you waiting for? Show everyone your pet and help save another!
We’ll be participating in the Bay Area Pet Fair on the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Join us!
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; email@example.com;
Deadline for entries is September 23, 12PM CST.
Oakland Animal Services is hiring a temporary part-time Public Service Representative! This position is flexible as to number of hours per week but not to exceed 960 hours in a fiscal year.
If you know anyone who may be a good fit, please feel free to pass this information along!
We rely on donations of items that help to improve our animals’ quality of life and give our staff and volunteer teams the tools they need. We are in need of Friskies, Royal Canin Babycat food, chicken broth, Kongs, and many other supplies for our many cats, kittens, dogs, puppies and rabbits! We rely on donations from our Amazon wishlist for many of these items that keep our animals happy and healthy.
You can find our Amazon wish list here.
You can also donate other items or drop off donations directly at the shelter. Read about other ways to give.
Oakland Animal Services is currently operating a second (temporary) site in Oakland where over a hundred of our shelter dogs are being housed for several weeks due to exposure to canine influenza virus (CIV). We would like to thank everyone who has donated items for the CIV quarantine warehouse where all our dogs who were exposed to CIV at our shelter are currently being housed. From dog treats, to rolling carts, sharpies, paper towels, and so many other supplies, we and the dogs are so grateful for your donations and support.
Special shout out to Lisa Ryan and the folks at SCRAP, as well as the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse for donating a whole bunch of sound dampening materials to help us with soundproofing the warehouse, so the dogs don’t get too stressed.
If you’d like to purchase treats. toys, or other supplies that help us care for our shelter dogs, visit our Amazon wishlist.
We have a tremendous need for volunteers at our warehouse location for various tasks. Some tasks require handling dogs, while other tasks do not require any experience with handling dogs. You do not need to complete our training program to volunteer at the facility. All instructions will be provided to you when you arrive at the facility to volunteer. Note that briefings occur at 8am and 1pm each day, so it would be best if you are available to arrive at one of those times. All volunteers must be at least 18 years old. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of Oakland Animal Services’ next free spay/neuter day is coming up on Sunday, Aug 11, 2019. No appointment is needed for this event. Oakland residents of limited financial means may bring pet cats, feral cats in traps, and pet dogs (of all sizes).
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, August 11, 2019
7:30 – 8:30am
Please notes these events fill up. Arrive early to secure a spot!
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!
Oakland Animal Services is experiencing an outbreak of the Canine Influenza Virus (CIV), aka the Canine flu. It is very contagious between dogs and can be deadly.
Due to the flu outbreak, we are in desperate need of dog foster homes where exposed dogs can be quarantined for up to four weeks. Who wouldn’t want an excuse to hang out with a pup and watch some Netflix for a few weeks?! Canine Influenza Virus is treated with supportive care, and the best way for our dogs to recover is in a home environment. The foster home cannot have any dogs due to risk of exposure. Additionally, the foster home must ensure that the dog remains strictly within their home and yard only (no shared or public places) for the full duration of the foster.
If you can help foster, please fill out our foster application here: http://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/foster
If you are interested in more information on fostering, please email OASFostering@gmail.com.
Special thanks to the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine Shelter Medicine Program for helping out in this time of need: https://news.wisc.edu/uw-shelter-medicine-assists-with-cases-of-influenza-in-shelter-dogs/
More information on CIV can be found here: https://vetmed-hospitals.sites.medinfo.ufl.edu/files/2017/05/Info-for-Pet-Owners-on-Canine-Influenza-1.pdf
Consider talking to your veterinarian about getting the Canine Influenza Virus vaccination for your dog.