Greetings Volunteers!

Happy Pride from everyone at Marin Humane!

Shelter update: We currently have 219 animals in our care: 110 animals in foster and 109 animals in the shelter/Kitty Corner. Our residents include: 23 dogs, 35 cats, 28 kittens, 9 rabbits, 8 guinea pigs, 2 rodents, 3 reptiles, and 1 bird. 

Adoptions update: It’s Wednesday blog day, and that means the adoption slideshow is here! Hurray! After you watch this week’s “happy endings,” we think you’ll agree… kitten season is here! That means we could use your help stocking up on supplies for all the cuties still waiting to get adopted. We particularly need kitten food, chicken baby food, bowls, and carriers. Check out our Amazon wish list and you can have important items sent straight to the shelter door! If you want more details on who was recently adopted, here’s the Adoption Report.

Happy ending!  “I just wanted to give you an update on our bun. Our family is obsessed with him and we love him. He came in very territorial and nippy, not liking to be held. We just continue to love and nurture him and he has come such a long way.☺️ I try to pick him up each hour and shower him in pets and kisses so he understands that picking up is good. He sleeps on my lap in a snug sack while I work and am on zoom calls. His choppy fur is finally just this week starting to grow in. We don’t know what he went through, but we can tell he was affected by something and always on guard. We just love our Bruno and thank you and your team for all that you do. We are so grateful for the opportunity to love on this rescue bun.”

Dog Pet Pals Wanted! Do you love dogs of all shapes, sizes, and breeds? We have a lot of great dogs right now that need your help to get out for walks—especially in the evenings. Most of the dogs in the shelter are medium to large, young, and rambunctious. They’re also mostly German Shepherds, huskies, and pitties. If you’re up for a challenge and a good workout, please send an email to Jane Aten, Behavior & Training Canine Volunteer Coordinator, at jaten@marinhumane.org with the following: 1) your name, 2) experience with dogs (size and breeds are helpful), and 3) days and times you’re available. Again, we’re hoping to fill evening slots, which are from 4:00-6:30pm. Thank you!

Overseas Adventure Animals: In this month’s B&Tea blog, volunteers Kim Bromley and Susie Harper share their thoughts about experiencing animals in different cultures. Fascinating and thought-provoking, read the whole article here.

Tails of Marin: Declawing is an inhumane, non-therapeutic surgery that involves the amputation of a cat’s toes at the last joint. If performed on a human being, it would be like cutting off each finger at the last knuckle! Luckily, we have a chance to ban this unnecessary mutilation if the California Anti-Declaw Bill AB 2606 is passed. The bill needs to pass the state Senate and be signed by the governor before becoming law. We encourage you to contact your state representatives and voice your opinion on declawing! Read more in this week’s Tails of Marin, “Declawing your kitty is unnecessary and inhumane.”

Have a great week!

Candace