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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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Art in the Garden Event Benefits Animal Shelter

Apr 24,2014

Do not miss a special opportunity to add a piece of art to your collection and do a good deed for animals in need. See Alameda through the eyes of an accomplished photographer who shoots and prints all her own work. No digital tricks here — just Mary Elena Goodan’s keen eye. 

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FAAS Honors its Volunteers

Apr 10,2014

Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) could not care for the more than 1,000 animals that come through its doors each year without the more than 100 wonderful, dedicated and passionate volunteers who work side by side with staff to help Alameda’s stray and abandoned pets. 

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Leigh Anne Stump. A great egret flies over the Bay Farm lagoons with some building material for its new nest.

Egrets Returning to Bay Farm

Apr 10,2014

Bay Farm residents have come to know and love two species of heron that also call their neighborhood home. Both the great and snowy egret nest on Bay Farm Island near the lagoons that provide the birds with the small fish they need to survive.

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Courtesy photoGolden Gate Audubon members join Alameda bird lovers and staff from the East Bay Regional Park District to display one of the signs recently installed on Crown Beach. The signs call attention to the snowy plovers roosting on the shoreline.

Snowy Plovers Come to Roost

Mar 13,2014

Park district has taken measures to protect birds

Joggers, picnickers and birdwatchers at Alameda’s Crown Beach will notice a recent installation in the landscape: cautionary signs that instruct beachgoers to stay at least 20 feet away from the roosting snowy plovers.

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