Pets

Photo by: Phil Dauber. Male osprey tangled in fishing line flies over its mate at their nest on June 19 at Alameda Point. This was the last day observers saw the male osprey.

Osprey Family Thrives in Face of Adversity

Sep 06,2018

Ospreys returned again this year to nest at Alameda Point’s Seaplane Lagoon. But midway through the rearing process, the female became the sole provider and protector of her three chicks, after the male became entangled in fishing line. Such osprey single parenting is unheard of.

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Courtesy photo. Les Hilger and Poe

Be an Angel and Kiss Poe

Feb 02,2016

Alameda resident Les Hilger (right) kisses Poe after paying for the privilege. Hilger’s organization, Alameda Support Foundation, donated $5,000 to the Angel Fund for sick and injured animals at the Alameda Animal Shelter.

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Participants in the 2013 Wiggle Waggle Walk. Photo by Dennis Evanosky

Time to Get Your Wiggle On

Jun 05,2014

The most important fundraiser of the year for the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter can also be a ton of fun for dogowners and their pets. The third annual Wiggle Waggle Walk is set for this Sunday, June 8, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal on Bay Farm Island.

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Lawrence Freeman &nbsp&nbsp Dog whisperer and rescuer, Hannah Boles, patiently waits with “Sweetie” as she reaches out for help to get the wayward pooch back to her homeless owner.

Local Teen Comes to the Rescue

Apr 30,2020

Alameda High School junior Hannah Boles had no idea she was venturing into a stray-dog rescue when she spied a white and tan pitbull mix wandering aimlessly down Fernside Boulevard on April 19.

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Rick Lewis &nbsp&nbsp A brown pelican dives for a meal off the shores of Alameda in San Francisco Bay.

Alameda Wildlife: The Brown Pelican

Apr 10,2020

The California brown pelican is the smallest of nine pelican species worldwide, but remains easy to see and identify. They entertain us with amazing plunge dives from as high as 60 to 70 feet when foraging for fish.

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FAAS Dog Adopted after 993 Days

Jan 30,2020

After 993 days, April has found her forever home. Why the now four-year-old boxer-Staffordshire mix took so long to find that perfect family was a mystery to everyone at Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS). She had always been a volunteer and staff favorite. 

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