Greetings Volunteers,
Join us TONIGHT for a special presentation, Living with Wild Cats in the Bay Area. Cohosted with the Felidae Conservation Fund’s Bay Area Puma Project, this is a special opportunity to learn from the experts about mountain lion ecology, camera trap research, myths & misconceptions, and, most importantly, tips on how we can all coexist with these wild animals. This seminar is free, but advance registration is requested. Please email info@bapp.org to save your spot. See you tonight from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Marin Humane auditorium! 

Shelter update: We currently have 136 animals in our care at Marin Humane: 36 animals in foster and 100 animals in the shelter/Kitty Corner, including: 26 dogs, 1 puppy, 39 cats, 2 kittens, 10 rabbits, 10 guinea pigs, 6 rodents, 1 reptile, 4 birds, and 1 fowl. Hopalong has 68 animals in their care, 12 animals in the Oakland office and 46 cats and dogs in fabulous foster homes or offsite adoption sites!

Adoptions update: Brrrr, it’s been a chilly week! Warm up with a cute adoption video! We’re so happy for all the animals who found their families – and for the families who got new members. Enjoy this week’s Adoption Report, too!

Hopalong happenings! Macaroni came into Hopalong’s program in mid-February from Tehama County, along with 11 other dogs and 3 cats. After getting cleaned up, fixed up, and fostered, Macaroni found her forever home this past Saturday at our mobile adoption event at Woodlands Novato! It was a busy adoption event (you can see Macaroni was ready for a nap once she found her new family), and thanks to our wonderful Event Coordinator and Dog Handler volunteers a total of 6 pups were adopted!  4 pups returned to foster homes and are looking forward to meeting some more potential adopters at Saturday’s Mobile adoption event at Woodlands Mill Valley. 

Open for Woofstock vendors: Our annual music festival to benefit the animals, Woofstock, will be held on the Big Lawn at Marin Humane on Sunday, May 7th! In addition to the music, there is a vendor village, so if you or someone you know wants to showcase your business in front of 750+ animal loving, music loving guests, consider getting a vendor booth at Woofstock 2023! Booth space with a table and 2 chairs is $150; booth space with a table, 2 chairs AND a tent is $225. If you’d like to be a vendor at Woofstock, please contact development@marinhumane.org or 415.506.6265 — sign up by April 15th!

Woofstock postcard volunteers needed! Help us spread the word about Woofstock! If you can distribute Woofstock postcards at retailers and veterinarian offices throughout Marin, please email me at calexander@marinhumane.org. A free tix to each volunteer who distributes postcards :)!

Come join the Marin Humane team! We’re currently accepting applications/resumes for three great opportunities in our Development department: Leadership Giving Senior Officer; Annual Giving & Donor Relations Officer; and, Development Associate. To learn more about each role and apply, click here.

Tails of Marin: Killing wildlife should always be an absolute last resort. Education is at the heart of successful coexistence with our wildlife neighbors. When it comes to coyotes and other animals, using lethal means can actually cause an increase in the population as new coyotes move in to fill the void. Learning how to keep coyotes away and supervising pets and small children are the easiest and most effective ways to prevent dangerous encounters. Help us spread the word about the importance of peaceful coexistence! Start by reading this week’s Tails of Marin, “It’s Possible To Coexist With Coyotes.”

Respect the Nest: Most years, the first orphaned baby squirrels arrive at WildCare‘s Wildlife Hospital in mid-March, so admitting five tiny, pink baby squirrels on February 15, the victims of a tree-trimming accident, surprised their whole team. These little squirrels represent the small, helpless beginning of Baby Season at WildCare, and they’re the best possible reminder that it’s once again time to Respect the Nest … please delay non-emergency tree and bush pruning until autumn to give wildlife babies their best chance to grow up healthy and wild!

Thank you for all you do for all the pet and wildlife critters!

Candace