Greetings volunteers!

We’re pleased to share the summer edition of the Lives made happy magazine! In case you haven’t received a copy, click here for an enjoyable read!

Shelter update: We currently have 204 animals in our care: 87 animals in foster and 117 animals in the shelter/Kitty Corner. Our residents include: 20 dogs, 33 cats, 27 kittens, 14 rabbits, 13 guinea pigs, 5 reptiles, 3 birds, and 2 fowl. 

Adoptions update: Welcome to wonderful Wednesday! If your week has been a little lacking in magic, we have some here to help you make it through the week. We said fond farewells to so many lucky animals, including some long-timers like Elektra and Rio, plus many kittens, cats, a bearded dragon, and chicken! Woo-hoo! Here’s the Adoption Report with the full details. We’re still waiving adoption fees for all our adult animals (5 months and up) through the rest of July so even more animals can enjoy some summer fun with their new families … spread the word!  

Fun, new volunteer role! Wouldn’t it just make your day to see a smilin’, tail-waggin’ shelter dog awaiting your arrival at the front of their kennel? Well, as you’ve read in this blog, we provide enrichment items to the shelter dogs every day, usually twice a day. It’s a bit of additional work for the staff to put together the enrichment items (but worth it, just ask any of the dogs :), so now we’re looking for volunteers to help us in a new role we’re calling, Dog Kennel Enrichment Volunteer. Take a peek at the Dog Kennel Enrichment Volunteer Job Description. If interested in learning more, please contact me at calexander@marinhumane.org. Thanks!

Job opening: And if you’re looking for a part-time paying gig, we’re currently accepting applications/resumes for a Human Resources Assistant (20 hours/week). This is a brand new position! See the Job Description – HR Assistant; if interested, you can apply online here.

Beagle rescue update: We’ve received some questions about the 4,000 rescued beagles, a high-profile news story highlighting the plight of animals bred for and shipped to medical laboratories. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has published an FAQ section that can, hopefully, answer any questions you may have. HSUS was chosen to lead this historic effort and to coordinate the placement of these dogs with their shelter partners to ultimately find them loving homes. While some dogs may travel to the West Coast, the majority will be placed with East Coast and Midwest partners.

Community Clinic: We’ll be hosting our next Community Clinic for pet guardians in need on Saturday, July 30th at West Marin School at 11550 Hwy 1 in Pt. Reyes Station from 12-1:30pm. This clinic provides FREE vaccinations, vet checks, flea meds, microchips, pet food, and more for your dog or cat, courtesy of our Pet Safety Net program. Thank you so much to Petco Love for supplying us with crucial vaccines for this event. Thanks to their support, we’ll have DA2PP, FVRCP, and rabies vaccines available.

Happy endings: Here are some emails from two recent happy adopters. “Speck is awesome, she seems really happy! She’s a little chatty, playful kitten and very gentle. She doesn’t like when I’m not immediately visible to her, but she spends some time alone when she wants it. Thanks for the awesome kitten!” “We want to thank you so much for helping us find the most perfect kitty to welcome to our family! Toby, now Ollie, is the most loving, fun boy and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect match for us! Thank you again, I’ve attached some photos of Ollie all settled into his home!”

Tails of Marin: This week’s Tails of Marin is brought to you by our friends at WildCare on the cruel and inhumane use of glue traps. WildCare asks for our help in spreading the word and they offer suggestions on How To Control Rodents Humanely.

Have a wonderful week. And, thank you for making a more humane world!

Candace