2018 Friends of Oakland Animal Services Year in Review
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.
The Bay Area publication Bay Woof honored 1800 shelter volunteers, including OAS’s very own Kay Martin. Shelter volunteer coordinator Kelly Miott states:
Kay goes out of her way to help fellow volunteers and has a magic touch with pups who need a little extra TLC. She also spends countless hours outside the shelter running the Oakland Lost and Found Facebook page to reunite lost pets with their families, building relationships, and networking with rescue organizations, transporting pigeons and other wildlife, planning flight and ground transfers of animals to other agencies, and coordinating offsite adoption events. She is a superstar volunteer and a true champion for Oakland animals!
In 2017, OAS volunteer Caren Sutton was honored.
We have several dogs in need of a break from the shelter environment. Do you have space in your home and heart for a dog, even if it’s just for a few weeks?
Contact our foster coordinator at for questions or visit our fostering page for more information.
Have you got a story to tell about how a special pet you adopted from OAS has changed your life? You can help the Friends of Oakland Animal Services win a grant from Petco and the Petco Foundation during their Holiday Wishes campaign! All you have to do is tell them how your pet brings more joy to your life each day, and how their love changed your life—in big or small ways—and Friends of Oakland Animal Services will be eligible for much needed grant money–up to $100,000! You’ll also have the chance to win a Petco gift card, up to $1,000. Deadline for entries is Monday, October 1 at 10:00 am Pacific.
How to Enter:
Write about how adopting your pet has impacted your life (up to 500 words). Provide photos of your pet with you and by him/herself.
You’ll be prompted to provide our organization’s information so that we are eligible for a Petco Foundation award:
Friends of Oakland Animal Services; Tax ID#20-4053711;
contact: Emily Fox; email@example.com; (510) 764-3627.
UPDATE September 17: Yeti was adopted during the Bay Area Pet Fair! Happy Tails Yeti! Our sweet Sully is now in a foster home!
Sully is suffering from a skin irritation and could benefit from weekly medicated baths in a loving home, even if temporary.
Yeti is becoming stressed in his kennel and could use a break from the shelter. Can you provide a temporary or permanent home for Yeti?
To foster either Yeti or Sully, please complete and submit our online questionnaire.
UPDATE August 30: Cristy has been transferred to one of our rescue partners. Happy Tails Cristy!
Sweet and playful Cristy is still in need of a foster and really wants a break from shelter life! Can you provide a home for Cristy while she waits for her forever family?
To foster Cristy, please complete and submit our online questionnaire.