Community Corner: Lifesaving cops, fundraising dinner and cat adoptions

Community Corner: Lifesaving cops, fundraising dinner and cat adoptions

Michele Ellson

The Wicked Witch of the West falls prey to Little House Cafe. Photo by Ken Carvalho.

Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter is hosting Cat-Oberfest, a cat adoption event, through the month of October. Cat adoptions will cost $5 and kitten adoptions, $50. All of the cats adopted out by the shelter are spayed or neutered prior to adoption and have been micro-chipped, vaccinated and screened. The shelter asks anyone interested in adopting a cat to bring everyone who lives in their household to meet the cat, along with proof of home ownership or a lease stating cats are allowed. The shelter is at 1590 Fortmann Way.

Alameda Community Fund is holding its fourth annual fundraising dinner on October 18 at Christ Episcopal Church, 1700 Santa Clara Avenue. The event begins with a cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m. and includes dinner and dancing to music by the Franz-Nichols Band. Tickets are $45 each, and are available by calling Ed Kofman at 909-4444 or e-mailing him at Money earned by the fundraiser will pay for grants to other local charities.

Two Alameda police officers have been honored by the Red Cross for their lifesaving efforts. Both Officer John Kaanehe and Officer Tom Cobb were honored for helping to resuscitate babies who were not breathing. Kaanehe helped save a newborn following a February 20 birth at home, while Cobb administered CPR to a five-month old who stopped breathing while at a local daycare provider.