Please Join Us For A Charity Plant Sale!

Mother's Day Afternoon
May 14th, 1-5PM
1250 Saint Charles St.

Charming succulent dish gardens as well as plants to put in the ground.
All proceeds from this event will go to supporting the animals at FAAS.

Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS)
1590 Fortmann Way
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 337-8565

The mission of Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) is to shelter and care for abandoned companion animals, find them new homes, and prevent animal cruelty through education and community programs.

Living Color Garden Tour and Charity Plant Sale!

Join us for the Alameda

Living Color Garden Tour and Charity Plant Sale
Saturday, May 6 from 11:00AM-4:00PM

See more than 10 spectacular climate-friendly gardens.

Alameda Support Foundation sponsors the tour and all proceeds
go to the animals at FAAS.

Each ticket is $20.00. Purchase in advance, starting April 17th at:

Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter
1590 Fortmann Way, 
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 337-8565

or via Eventbrite

Each ticket lists the first garden where you receive a map to all the other showplaces as well as the location of the Charity Plant Sale.

S.O.S! Support Our Scholars!

S.O.S.! Support Our Scholars

Each year, ASF awards scholarships to graduates from public and private Alameda High Schools. Help us provide opportunities to outstanding students! Come to our Climate-friendly Plant Sale, Sunday, May 15, from 11-4pm or make a donation to our scholarship fund directly at All proceeds from the Plant Sale and our Go Fund Me campaign go toward college scholarships for Alameda Grads!

$7,000 Raised for Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter!

The Alameda Support Foundation is thrilled to announce that our "Now That Your Lawn Is Gone" Garden Tour on May 17th was a huge success! We had over 250 participants attending the sold out event, and along with our succulent Plant Sale and Raffle, we raised $7,000 for Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter. We thank all the FAAS volunteers who helped make this event happen, and a very special THANK YOU to all who came out to support what turned out to be a very fun and successful event.

Don't Miss the Now That Your Lawn is Gone Garden Tour!

Please join ASF for this incredible opportunity to visit more than 20 homes in Alameda that have removed their traditional front lawns in favor of more climate-friendly alternatives. These include vegetables, stone sculptures, mediterranean and native plants. The Garden Tour is presented by the Alameda Support Foundation and all proceeds from this event will go to supporting the animals at FAAS.

ASF Assists with the Bay Birds Affected by Unknown Goo

Rehabilitation ponds for affected birds

Staff at IBR treat birds with secondary infections

Warming stations to stabilize affected birds

Pelican waiting to be released after recovery

Last week I visited some of the birds that came from Alameda beaches and were afflicted with the mystery goo.  The feathers of these birds arrive with a rubber cement-like substance on them and must be individually cleaned.  Without the assistance of volunteers these surf scoters, scaups, horned grebes and goldeneyes die of hypothermia.

I saw the cleaned birds in stabilizing pens as well as healthier recovered birds in large water tanks.  Many birds have secondary afflictions to their feet that must also be treated before they can be released.

As Director of Alameda Support Foundation, I was pleased to give the International Bird Rescue folks a check to provide some financial support for the lengthy process of rehabilitating these birds.  Animal welfare is an important part of our mission at ASF.  It costs $6,000-$8,000 a day to treat the 323 birds at IBR.

I recommend that other non-profits and individuals in Alameda consider making donations to IBR.  Donations can be sent to International Bird Rescue, San Francisco Bay Center, 4369 Cordelia Road, Fairfield, CA  94534.

ASF Supports the Alameda Animal Shelter

Les Hilger with FAAS Executive Director Mim Carlson

ASF is a strong supporter of the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter. Through gifts we’ve supported the adoption of pets as well as the shelter’s Angel Fund, a special fund for animals in need of extraordinary medical care.

Our star volunteer, Jason, age 6, sold homemade chocolate cupcakes and raised over $100.00 himself at ASF's Succulent Sale for FAAS.

ASF Awards Scholarships

(upper left) Tait – Attends UC Berkeley's College of Letter and Sciences studying Anthropology and Theater.

(upper right) Dylan – An Encinal High School graduate, attends U.C. Berkeley where he studies Environmental Design.

(lower left) Emilio – A graduate of St. Joseph Notre Dame High School, attends Santa Clara University and is pursuing Sociology and Musical Theater.

(lower right) Camille – Another Encinal High School graduate, attends San Jose State University and studies Biomedical Engineering.

ASF awarded scholarships to graduates from public and private Alameda High Schools. While academic performance and financial need were important components of the selection process, it was each student’s strong leadership skills and community involvement that motivated the selection committee to choose them. During their high school years these students volunteered at several Alameda charities and community organizations, such as, The Alameda Food Bank and DECA Food Drive.