The Friends of Oakland Animal Services seeks a full-time Cat Program Associate to coordinate two popular programs at Oakland Animal Services: the kitten foster program and Cats on Patrol to relocate community cats.
At our community outreach clinic this month held at Arroyo Viejo Park, 64 pets in Oakland received free medical care from our veterinary team, including vaccinations, microchips, and veterinary exams. Pet food and supplies such as collars, leashes, harnesses, and tags were also provided to pet guardians at no cost.
We are so grateful to Councilmembers Loren Taylor and Treva Reid for supporting this effort. We also certainly could not have done this without all the help from our amazing volunteers and staff. Thank you all so very much. Stay tuned for our next community outreach clinic date!
Exciting news! OAS was recently featured in The Oaklandside announcing that adoptions are up and the numbers of dogs being euthanized are at historic lows.
Our transition from a shelter-based model to a community-based model is paying off! In this model, we place more emphasis and effort on keeping pets with their loving families and in foster homes instead of being housed in the shelter.
This is a huge win for us as Oakland’s only open-admission shelter which takes in over 5,000 animals each year.
Read the full article here.
Oakland Animal Services will be participating in the Bissell Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters event from May 5 to 8, 2022.
Adoption fees for pets adopted during the event will be reduced to just $20! Learn more about our adoption process here.
The Friends of Oakland Animal Services is seeking a full-time Outcome Team Associate to work at Oakland Animal Services under the supervision of the shelter Director or their designee. This role will have primary responsibility for building a Return to Home program, with volunteer support, to employ best practices to reunite lost animals with their families.
The Friends of Oakland Animal Services (FOAS) is looking to hire a dog behavior coordinator.
Oakland Animal Services is adding another full-time veterinarian to our staff! Visit the City of Oakland job opportunities website here to learn more and apply. Be sure to apply by Feb 13, 2022.
Friends of Oakland Animal Services (FOAS) seeks a strong fundraiser with a commitment to progressive animal welfare. This position is ideal for someone who thrives in a small but growing organization and is able to help move the organization to its next level of excellence.
As you probably know, the world lost a beloved actor and animal advocate when Golden Girl Betty White passed away recently, just shy of what would have been her 100th birthday–today, January 17.
And by now you may also have heard about a national campaign to honor Betty on this day. Animal lovers across the nation are donating $5 or more to their local shelters, in celebration of White’s many decades of commitment to animal welfare.
Friends of Oakland Animal Services invites you to join us in this loving tribute to Betty–can you give $5 (or more!) to celebrate her lifetime of advocacy on this special day?
Even better, consider making a monthly gift of $5 or more! For just the cost of one coffee drink, or one gallon of gas (!) each month, you can help FOAS continue to build the steady foundation that will enable us to serve Oakland’s neediest animals for the next 100 years.
The Friends of Oakland Animal Services is hiring! The position combines two half-time roles: the Transfer Coordinator and the Return to Home Coordinator.