Oakland Animal Services provides care for every animal brought to our door, regardless of age, breed, temperament, or medical condition. We are Oakland’s only “open admissions” shelter, and we take in thousands of homeless, lost, neglected, and abused animals every year. Some have traumatic histories; some have suffered terrible injuries. We provide care to them all, knowing that every being—not just the cutest ones with the best chance at adoption—deserves respect, compassion, and dignity.
But OAS does not receive sufficient funding in the City budget to provide for all of the needs of our shelter animals. Donations to Friends of Oakland Animal Services, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization formed by shelter volunteers in 2005, fund critical services for thousands of animals every year in the face of Oakland’s ongoing budgetary challenges. Our mission is to provide homes, health, and happiness to Oakland’s homeless animals.
With support from FOAS, Oakland Animal Services is able to place more than twice as many animals as the national average for municipal shelters. We are on track to making OAS a model for municipal animal shelters nationwide—complete with veterinary services for serious medical issues, foster care, facilities improvements, and even free spay/neuter for community members to help prevent unwanted litters.
Thank you for your support!