Shelter Volunteers to Take Over in Alameda

Alameda has reached an agreement with Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter, according to a Bay Area News Group story published on Tuesday, and the Island shelter will remain open.

“The city will pay Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter $300,000 a year to run a facility that now costs the city $935,000 annually,” according to the report.

Several city employees who now work at the shelter will lose their jobs, the story explains, and the police department will eliminate half its animal control enforcement staff.

This plan should help the city save more than $600,000 a year, but still needs to cut $4.4 million from its general fund next year, the news story reported.

On Wednesday, October 26, FAAS will host a fund-raiser starting at 7 p.m. at Rock Wall Wine Company on Alameda Pointe to benefit its work running the shelter. Tickets to the event are still available.

Janet Levaux