If you ever have a pet emergency, this is the place to go. We one time saw a cat get hit by a car. Amazingly, it was still alive, and we couldn't very well leave it in the street to die. We picked it up with a blanket and drove it straight to Alameda East. It was late at night and we couln't think of any other place to take it. Sure enough, they were able to take the cat into their care. The cat made it, although it took awhile to heal. The cat was never claimed by anyone, but it was adopted. BTW, if you go there and it looks familiar, it's because they're featured on Animal Planet for a ER-type pet show.