Happy Fourth of July! Everyone at Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) hopes you have a great day celebrating this important holiday. We hope we'll see you at Friday's parade!
July Fourth is a great day for people, but not so for pets. Pets' very sensitive ears don't like the noise from crowds and fireworks. Their sensitive tummies can get upset from too many pieces of barbecue or sweets. And lots of strange people partying in their space can sometime be overwhelming.
Here are some tips from the ASPCA to keep your pets safe and happy as you enjoy this very special holiday.
Pet Of The Week: TORTORO is a beautiful silver tabby kitten, and just one of the many, many kittens available for adoption.
Dog Alley: There are 14 available dogs at the Alameda Animal Shelter. ROSIE is a pretty black/white Lab mix that is super-friendly with everyone. She is about 4 years old. MAPLE is a calm and affectionate tan pit bull that is about 2 years old.
Cat Lair: There are 25 available cats and kittens at the shelter. There are many adorable, sweet, cuddly kittens waiting for their forever homes. They are about 2 months old, and there are many different fur colors to choose from.
RABBIT ROW: MARTIN is an agouti, and 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.
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.