Contact Us

Main Shelter

1590 Fortmann Way
Alameda, CA 94501


2228 South Shore Center
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 975-0137

The Thrifty Kitty

Thrift Store Benefiting FAAS
1509 Webster St.
Alameda, CA 94501


Front Desk 510-337-8565
General information,
Fax Number 510-337-9935


CEO John L. Lipp,, 510-337-8560
Operations Director Steve Ferguson,, 510-337-8573
Finance Manager Rachel Allen,, 510-337-8570 
Adoptions Marketing Manager Carla Thornton,, 510-337-8572
Adoptions and Foster Services Manager Nanou Ballou,, 510-337-8575
Community Services Manager Rita Ortiz,, 510-337-8565
Volunteer Engagement Manager Monica Fischer,, 510-337-8571
Outreach and FAAS South Shore Manager Shannon Cowan,, 510-337-8569
Animal Care Manager Amanda McNair, 
Veterinary Assistant Becca Levine,
Manager, Thrifty Kitty Rob Lee,
Animal Control, City of Alameda 
Officer Alaina Onesko,, 510-337-8562. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and after hours: 510-337-8340


Main Shelter, 1590 Fortmann Way
Walk-up Adoptions:
Noon-4PM Wed Fri Sat
All Other Services: Open every day.

FAAS South Shore Adoption Center (Mall)
Wednesday-Sunday 11-5
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

The Thrifty Kitty
Noon-5  Wed & Thurs
Noon-7  Fri
11AM-5  Sat & Sun
Closed Mon & Tues

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