Marin Humane was considered a trailblazer in the 1970s when we introduced progressive spay/neuter and humane education programs. Reducing the number of homeless animals entering our shelter coupled with a high adoption rate means that every adoptable animal who comes through our doors is given as much time as he or she needs to find a home.
Since 2005, the Pen Pals of San Quentin program has been helping nonviolent, specially-selected inmates learn how to help dogs overcome medical and behavioral issues so they can be ready to find their forever homes.
Most Marin County residents are surprised to learn they share their neighborhoods with thousands of feral cats. These kitties are descendants of domesticated felines who strayed from home or were abandoned. They’re unaccustomed to human contact and often form colonies made up of dozens of other ferals. If feral cats aren’t spayed or neutered, the colonies grow astonishingly fast.