The Friends of Oakland Animal Services, a nonprofit fundraising arm of the Oakland Animal Services Shelter, has formed a running team and will be running the Oakland Half Marathon, raising much needed funds and awareness for the shelter. OAS is Oakland’s only open-admission shelter, and they do so much to help homeless, sick, and injured animals the San Francisco Bay Area!
Morgan McGuire is a huge animal lover, and, since she can’t personally rescue all of the homeless animals, she tries to help in other ways. She has volunteered for OAS since 2015, and has been a runner for a long time, so, when they announced this fundraising event, she had to say yes.
The team has collectively already raised more than $8,000, and they are hoping to raise at least $12,000. The money raised will help support the municipal shelter’s efforts to better care for thousands of animals each year in the face of Oakland’s ongoing budgetary challenges. Donations of any amount are incredibly welcome and appreciated.