October 4 is World Animal Day
World Animal Day is an international day of action that began in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Italy as a way to call attention to the plight of endangered species. October 4 was selected because it is also the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. The focus of this special day has expanded to honor and celebrate all animals, including our pets, as well as the people who love and respect them.
“After the Ball” Starts at 6:00 pm on October 17
The Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) is also celebrating animals, and holding a benefit on October 17. The 4th annual gala event will feature entertainment, food and beverages, and both silent and live auctions full of amazing items! 100% of the proceeds supports homeless pets. We’re looking forward to being there, and we hope you can come too! More information is available at aftertheball.org.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm