Greetings Volunteers!

Hope you had a happy holiday and you’re enjoying this short week. In that mode, here’s our short Blog!

Shelter update: We currently have 319 animals in our collective care. 229 are at Marin Humane: 73 animals in foster and 156 animals in the shelter/Kitty Corner, including: 25 dogs, 5 puppies, 49 cats, 40 kittens, 12 rabbits, 10 guinea pigs, 3 rodents, 6 reptiles, and 6 birds. 90 animals are with Hopalong: 10 animals in the Oakland office and 80 cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies are in foster or offsite adoption sites!

Adoptions update: Whew! It sure was hot this past weekend, but that didn’t slow our adoptions down! Check out last week’s amazing adopters and the lucky animals they took home. We have so many more still waiting so head to our website to meet them all. (Apologies – due to technical difficulties, I’ll add the adoption report next week.)

Hopalong happenings! We ‘ve got an exciting event coming up next week on Thursday, July 13th and we could use your help! We’ll be bringing a big group of puppies and kittens to Lucasfilm’s San Francisco campus so that their employees can enjoy cuddling with them from 12-2pm. It should be a great time in a beautiful outdoor space! If you’re available to help set up, break down, and supervise the puppies and kittens during the event, please reach out to Sam McNaughton, Hopalong Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, at smcnaughton@marinhumane.org.

Volunteer High Five to Angie Lackey! Angie has also been volunteering at Kitty Corner for the past five years as a Cat Caretaker – cleaning condos and socializing our feline friends. Recently, Angie became an Adoption Counselor at KC and now assists the public in finding their perfect feline friend(s). Angie is a true team player. She has been so helpful in getting KC prepared for our volunteers to process adoptions. Angie lends a hand when we need to transport cats/kittens from the shelter down to KC – getting to the shelter early before her Saturday morning shift begins. Angie cares SO much about our cats/kittens at KC that she’ll send an email with a behavior update so that we can spruce up a cats/kittens write! And, she has an eagle eye on our website and knows as soon as someone gets adopted – in comes a ‘hoorah’ text or email. Angie is an asset to Kitty Corner and we are so lucky to have her. With gratitude for all that you do for us and the felines at Kitty Corner, you so deserve this High Five! ~ Ruthie & Catherine, Adoption Supervisor/Adoption Manager

Marin Humane Gala! Save the date for Marin Humane’s Gala on Saturday, September, 23, 2023! The Gala will be held under the stars on our campus with hundreds of human guests, and some with well-behaved dogs, too. Guests will enjoy specialty cocktails while browsing fantastic silent auction items and raffle, then enjoy a gourmet plant-based dinner and a rousing live auction! Mark your calendar – tickets go on sale August 1st!

Columbia Sportswear store discount: The Columbia Sportswear Employee Store Perk has arrived! From July 7th-30th, use this Columbia Sportswear Store Summer Invitation for great shopping discounts. Also for the month of July, the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store Backpack Drive will be taking place: donate school supplies or purchase a backpack for their drive and receive $20 off your purchase of $150 or more.

Have a great rest of your week!

Candace