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July 5, 2011 > Tri-City Animal Shelter responds to City of Alameda inquiry

Tri-City Animal Shelter responds to City of Alameda inquiry

Submitted By Fremont PD

In June, Tri-City Animal Shelter celebrated 23 years of community service. The shelter first opened on June 4, 1988. The Tri-City Animal Shelter is a collaborative effort of community groups and the Cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City. In 2005, the City of San Leandro entered into an agreement with the Tri-City Animal Shelter for shelter services.

In 2010, the shelter staff was successful in returning 446 animals to their homes, 576 went to non-profit rescue groups, 202 were transferred to other local Humane Societies/ SPCA, and 787 of our animals were adopted through the Tri-City Animal Shelter to loving homes. This success rate can be contributed to the efforts of the shelter staff, rescue groups, shelter volunteers, and the community. The Tri-City Animal shelter is dedicated to providing humane and compassionate care for all animals. The staff is committed to providing a clean and comfortable environment for all animals that are in their care.

The City of Alameda contacted the Fremont Police Department and made an inquiry regarding shelter services for their city. The inquiry asked to see if our Shelter had the capacity to accept the City of Alameda's animals. The City of Alameda was looking for alternative options for animal services due to budget restrictions. Unfortunately, there has been some misinformation regarding this matter in the press recently that has caused undue community concern.

The Police Department received this request and conducted a thorough evaluation of our facilities, staffing, and the additional number of animals Alameda would bring to our Shelter. After careful consideration, the Police Department determined we currently do not have the resources to accept the additional animals from the City of Alameda and continue to maintain our current level of service to the communities and organizations we serve. This decision was made, prior to much of the public dialog, and was based on our current capacity to humanely house animals, adoption/euthanasia rates, staffing concerns, and the negative impact on our animals.

The Tri-City Shelter has strived to mirror the SPCA and Humane Societies by emphasizing adoptions and providing rescues options for all animals in our care. We will continue to move in this direction, and we feel that this decision would support our efforts. We welcome all community members to visit the Tri-City Animal Shelter, and we are currently looking for foster parents for underage kittens. If you're interested, please inquire at the Tri-City Animal Shelter.

Tri-City Animal Shelter
1950 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont
(510) 790-6630
Tuesday - Friday: Noon - 5 p.m.
Saturdays: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays, Holidays

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