Contact Us

Main Shelter

1590 Fortmann Way
Alameda, CA 94501


2228 South Shore Center
Alameda, CA 94501


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


Executive Director John L. Lipp,, 510-337-8560
Operations Director Steve Ferguson,, 510-337-8573
Medical Director Dr. Marie-Anne Woolley,
Marketing and Communications 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 and Outreach Manager 
Shannon Shelby,, 510-337-8569 
Animal Control, City of Alameda,
Officer Alaina Onesko,, 510-337-8562. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and after hours: 510-337-8340


NOTE: Both shelter locations
temporarily closed
due to COVID-19.
Adoptions by appointment.
Thank you for your interest.

Main Shelter, 1590 Fortmann Way
Adoption Center:
Wednesday 11-7 
Thursday–Sunday 11-5
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays 
All Other Services:
Open every day.
Wednesday 11-7
Thursday-Tuesday 11-5
FAAS South Shore (Mall)
Wednesday-Friday Noon-8
Saturday-Sunday 10-5

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