It’s baaaaack!! Our most popular FUNdraiser is back for the fourth year in a row! It’s that time of year when we gather marginally talented artists to create bad portraits of your four-legged companions.
On December 14, at 7:24 am, Oakland Animal Services (OAS) received a call regarding a dog that appeared to have been severely neglected. Our first officer arrived on the scene by 8:30 am and found a dog in dire condition. OAS seized the dog, and took it for emergency veterinary care, and an officer from OPD arrested the owner. OAS has initiated an investigation and will pursue appropriate remedies.
We appreciate that this situation caught people’s attention and want to address the limited facts we can share as well as the disinformation on social media. We share the community’s outrage at this horrible act of cruelty.
Thanks to a generous grant from Petco Love, Oakland Animal Services is holding a free veterinary clinic for low-income residents of East Oakland on Saturday Dec 4, from 10am to 2pm, at Verdese Carter Park in Oakland.
Pet guardians will receive veterinary exams for their pets, as well as vaccinations, microchips, pet tags, and pet food and supplies, at no cost.
Please feel free to come by and/or share this information with pet guardians who may need support for veterinary care and supplies for their pets!
Oakland Animal Services will be participating in the Bissell Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters event from Dec 6 to 20, 2021.
Adoption fees for pets adopted during the event will be reduced to just $20! Learn more about our adoption process here.
Oakland Animal Services is hiring for a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)! More information here.
Are you ready for a challenging and rewarding job that comes with a generous salary and benefits package? The City of Oakland has an exciting opportunity for one Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) to work in Oakland Animal Services (OAS).
As a Registered Veterinary technician, you will be providing paraprofessional medical care and treatment to the animals; monitoring the general health of the animal population; administering emergency first aid treatment; and assisting with surgery and medical examinations/treatment and follow-up care to animals in need; and performs related duties as assigned.
The Registered Veterinary Technician is a technical level classification that provides care and treatment to shelter animals. This position receives general supervision from the Veterinarian and may provide training to Animal Care Attendants.
If you excel at multi-tasking, thrive in a fast-paced environment, want to grow in the profession and be a member of a caring and progressive team, come and join us at OAS! Apply here.
Looking to adopt a kitten? We will be holding a kitten adoption event on Saturday June 13. You must be pre-approved to attend. See here for more details.
For the entire month of July, Oakland Animal Services is waiving adoption fees for all of our adoptable animals! Come meet a new dog, cat, or bunny (or even a hamster!) to join your family.
If you’re thinking of welcoming a dog to your family, please note that the shelter currently has an outbreak of Canine Influenza Virus (CIV). CIV is treated with supportive care, and the best way for our dogs to recover is in a home environment. However, there are some restrictions on bringing a dog home. There must be no other dogs in the home, and you can only walk the dog in a private yard (no shared spaces or public areas) for four weeks. If you don’t have this space, you can still adopt a dog and OAS will be able to quarantine the pup for you. Please ask the OAS staff if you have any additional questions.
If you’re thinking you might want a kitty cat, consider some of our long-term residents. Or maybe even two cats. Take a look at some of our bonded pairs, cats who always have their best friend around.
If you’re thinking of adopting a cuddly bunny, you can view our available rabbits here. Adopting a rabbit is a long term-commitment! Pet rabbits live for 8-12 years and should live indoors with supervised outdoor time in a safe enclosed area. You can learn more about caring for a pet rabbit here.
Our standard adoption requirements will still apply, so please come prepared to meet all of the the requirements outlined here. Please note that if you are an Oakland resident, there will still be a $15 license fee for any dog that you adopt.
Have you thought about adopting a cat? Have you thought about two? We have some bonded pairs at the shelter who would love to meet you and find their furever homes.
Meet Wylie and Zazu
Wylie and Zazu are a lovely pair of 9 year olds who came from the same litter and have lived their whole life together. They’re a package deal, so if you’re looking for a bonded pair, look no further! Because Wylie and Zazu were declawed prior to coming to the shelter, they will need to be indoor-only for their own safety and should be the only cats in the home. To meet Wylie and Zazu, email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
You can learn more about Wylie here: https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=36859
You can learn more about Zazu here: https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=36860
Meet Becca and Bindi
Becca and Bindi are a gorgeous pair of calico sisters who are tightly bonded in the way that only sisters can be. They can also squabble like only sisters can, so we have them living in side-by-side condos at the moment so they can each have their space. These two gals have lived together in a home and we will send them home as a pair as well. To meet Becca and Bindi, email email@example.com to set up an appointment.
You can learn more about Becca here: https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=37022
You can learn more about Bindi here: https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=37023
Meet Polo and Pepe
Polo and Pepe are a darling bonded pair of gents looking for their new home together. Both soak up attention and pets but Pepe is more likely to demand love, while Polo will hang back a bit and wait for you to come to him. To meet these bonded boys email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
You can learn more about Polo here: https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=36865
You can learn more about Pepe here: https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=36869