Come to OAS Thursday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to take care of your adoption paperwork, see our adoptable animals, and speed up the process this weekend! Learn more.
Oakland Animal Services and Our Pack Pit Bull Rescue is offering a Pit Bull 101 and their BRAND NEW Chihuahua 101 class this Saturday June 2nd. Pit Bull 101 will begin at 12:15 followed by Chihuahua 101 at 1:30. Led by dog expert Stephanie Lam, all your questions about Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas can be answered here!
Please RSVP to Stephanie@ourpack.org
Oakland, CA – The Alameda County District Attorney’s office has charged an Oakland woman with two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty for allegedly leaving her dog tied to a pole in the sun without access to water or shade. The victim, a black and white pit bull, suffered from severe heat stroke and died.
On 29 Apr 12, Oakland Animal Services, a unit of the Oakland Police Department, responded to a call regarding a dog in distress. When they arrived, they found the dog in critical condition – panting heavily, incoherent and unable to stand. The Animal Control Officers rushed the dog to an emergency veterinary clinic where staff immediately began trying to reduce the dog’s temperature which had risen to a dangerous 111 F. Sadly, the dog had suffered severe brain damage and could not be saved.
Oakland Animal Control Officers rescued four additional dogs from potential heat stroke situations in the last three weeks. Oakland Animal Services urges people to remember that animals, like people, can quickly suffer from the effects of overheating. On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. And, anytime a dog is left outside, it should have protection from the sun and plenty of fresh, cool water. It is also illegal in California now to leave a dog tied to a stationary object for more than three hours.
Victim dog earlier in the day
Dog suffering from heat stroke
Help us spread the word about Maddie’s Adoptathon on June 9 and 10!
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
1) The funds earned during this two day event are critical for taking care of our shelter animals throughout the year. During last year’s Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon, OAS received $99,000 from Maddie’s Foundation. This donation actually exceeded the shelter’s operating budget from the city of Oakland for the year and was essential for keeping the shelter running.
2) We will get a huge number of homeless animals adopted! Last year, we found homes for 166 animals in two days!!!!
3) This event spreads the word about the importance of adopting shelter animals and what a wonderful, life-changing experience it can be.
HOW TO HELP GET THE WORD OUT:
1) Link to us via Facebook.
2) Print out this FLYER 2012 and post it around your favorite public places.
3) Copy the email below and send it to your friends, family, co-workers, and everyone:
Oakland Animal Services (OAS), a unit of the Oakland Police Department, will take part in the third Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon on Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10, an event sponsored by animal foundation Maddie’s Fund. Throughout the weekend, dog and cat adoptions will be free to qualified homes—FREE—and, better yet, each successful adoption will earn the shelter a generous donation from Maddie’s Fund of $500 to $2,000.
“Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon is an exciting event, and we’re pleased to take part in it again,” OAS Director Megan Webb said. “The money the shelter is able to earn through the event makes all the difference to OAS. We handle upward of 7,000 animals a year here—and those monies go directly to animal care—food, veterinary care, and quality-of-life improvements for the animals.”
Individuals who are interested in adopting during the adoptathon can be “prescreened” Monday through Friday, June 4–8, during regular shelter hours to make the adoption process faster. Hours for Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon at Oakland Animal Services’ shelter will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 10. The shelter is located at 1101 29th Avenue, Oakland. More information is available at www.oaklandanimalservices.org.
We are always in need of good foster homes. Read more here.
Do you want to experience the joy of helping a shelter cat or kittens without the commitment of adoption? Why not foster for Cat Town, a nonprofit formed to help cats from Oakland Animal Services? Cat Town will deliver the cat to you, along with all the supplies you need, and do whatever it takes to find your foster cat a permanent home. Please contact email@example.com to learn more!
We’ve been chronicling Van Winkle’s story of recovery over the past year as he made it from his original state as a “mummified dog” to happy, healthy love bug. His adopters couldn’t be more thrilled with how adorable he is, and we think you’ll agree. You can read his adoption storyhere. His new family sent us these recent pictures of how well he’s doing. We are so happy this kind gentle guy has such a wonderful new home.
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