A big thank-you to everyone who attended the third annual Wiggle Waggle Walk! More than 150 people and dogs had a fun day of walking by the bay, playing games, eating great food, and learning about helpful products and services for people and pets. All proceeds from Wiggle Waggle Walk will benefit the homeless pets in our shelter, and all the two-footers and four-footers at FAAS greatly appreciate your support.
This Friday falls on the 13th, which is reputed to mean bad luck. This has become one of the most popular superstitions in America. There are also many superstitions about pets. We've all heard that black cats bring bad luck, but in other areas of the world, they are believed to bring good luck. The British believe that if a bride and groom see a black cat on their wedding day, they will have a successful marriage. Another black cat superstition is that if you see a black cat walking toward you, it is bringing you good luck. If it is walking away from you, it is taking the good luck with it.
There is also the belief that meeting a dog is good luck. Another belief is that if a stray black dog follows you home, you'll have good luck. At FAAS, we hope that if a stray dog follows you home, you'll call animal control or bring the dog to the shelter!
At FAAS, we believe all animals, regardless of color, sex, breed or any other characteristic bring good luck and tremendous love to your household. We also think that Friday the 13th is a perfect and lucky day to adopt a pet! Please visit our shelter at 1590 Fortmann Way, and find yourself a lucky new friend for life. You can also view our available pets online at www.AlamedaAnimalShelter.org.
Pet Of The Week: KITTENS -- kitten season is still in full swing, and new ones are arriving daily. The two pictured with this column will be available this weekend.
Dog Alley: There are six available dogs at the shelter. SPECKLES is a super-friendly tan-white pit bull female with a pretty freckled face. REED, a 4-month old cutie, is a cream-colored male Chihuahua puppy.
Cat Lair: There are 10 cats available at the shelter. MAX is a sleek 6-year-old black neutered male. DAENERY is a striking all-white 3-month-old kitten with very unusual eyes.
RABBIT ROW: MARTIN is an agouti, and SPECKLES is an English spot. DULCE is a black New Zealander; CUBBY is a handsome brown rabbit; and SQUASH is a good-looking gray fellow. All of the rabbits have been neutered.
Pits In The Park! On June 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., FAAS is hosting a fun day that is all about the pit bull breed. There will be pit bull information, canine vaccinations, some fun activities and adoptions. The event is at the intersection of Ohlone Street and Clement Avenue, in the green space adjacent to the shelter.
Mim Carlson is executive director of Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter. Visit the shelter at 1590 Fortmann Way at Grand Street, call 510-337-8565 or visit www.alamedaanimalshelter.org to view the animals.