Happy Spring! I hope you’re enjoying these beautiful sunny days, watching plants and flowers start to bloom in your garden and your pets basking in the sunshine :).
Shelter update: We currently have 154 animals in our care: 73 animals in foster and 81 animals in the shelter/Kitty Corner. Our residents include: 23 dogs, 6 puppies, 30 cats, 2 kittens, 12 rabbits, 3 rodents, 2 reptiles, 1 bird and 2 fowl.
Adoptions update: Welcome to another weekly slideshow celebrating the lucky animals who found their forever homes! Congratulations to all the families who added a new member. We thank them for choosing to adopt and give these cuties the second chance they deserve. And most especially, thank you to all the volunteers who helped get these pets ready for their adoption day! Enjoy the detailed Adoption Report.
Woofstock! Woofstock is coming May 22! Join us for a day of Life in the Fast Lane with the super-popular ILLEAGLES – the amazing Eagles tribute band that’s taken Northern California by storm! Take it Easy on the lawn with your friends and loved ones – canine and human – and enjoy that Peaceful Easy Feeling knowing you’re helping the animals who depend on Marin Humane! You can also Take it to the Limit with the mega-raffle, kid zone, unique vendors, wine, beer, food trucks, and more. Tickets are available at marinhumane.org/woofstock. Purchase your tickets before April 16th and get 50% off using discount code VOL50.
Ways to support Marin Humane: Do you shop at Nugget Markets? How about shop on Amazon? Through our “shop & give program” you can use the Nugget Community Scrip Card to support Marin Humane. There’s no cost to you, simply show your Nugget Community Card at check-out and a percentage of your purchases are donated back to Marin Humane! If you’d like a Nugget Market card, please email me at email@example.com. And for all the Amazon shoppers out there, visit smile.amazon.com and select Marin Humane as your charity, and shop away! When you go back to Amazon in the future, be sure to save smile.amazon.com to your favorites. Marin Humane will receive a donation based on the amount of your total purchase. Happy shopping!
Welcome to week 4 of Women’s History Month: “Discrimination is discrimination, and it’s wrong, whether you’re a woman or a chicken.” – Ingrid Newkirk, PETA Founder and President. This week, the Marin Humane DEIJ committee is shining the spotlight on a few of the many amazing women who played a major role in the history of animal welfare and advocacy. Women have always been at the forefront of animal rights and anti-cruelty movements throughout history, with many being the founders of animal organizations and humane societies over the past 150+ years. Read more in this terrific piece, Women’s History Month Animal Welfare.
Ukrainian refugees & their pets: If you’ve been interested in learning more about efforts to assist Ukrainian refugees and their pets, you can join a moderated discussion with Greater Good Charities‘ Noah Horton, Chief Operating Officer, and Denise Bash, VP of Pet Programs, Disaster Response on Tuesday, March 29th at 4pm PST. Right now, Greater Good Charities is providing much-needed cash assistance to humanitarian and animal welfare partners on the ground. They are also talking to other NGO’s that have a presence on the ground to work together as distribution partners so that we are not duplicating efforts. You can register for the Zoom webinar here.
Tails of Marin: Spring is in full force, and while most of us are delighting in all the trees, plants and flowers coming to life again, it’s important to keep a close eye on our pets — especially what they nibble on. In “Keep your pets safe from toxic plants,” this week’s Tails of Marin article is a good reminder on how to be good pet parents and keep our fur babies as safe as we can this spring — and all year round
Save the date! After a two-year hiatus, the Volunteer Appreciation Party is back by popular demand. So … mark your calendars for the party of the year on Saturday, April 23rd at 2pm! Join us in the pavilion to enjoy delicious food, refreshing beverages, fun games & raffle, and of course, the excellent company of your fellow volunteers!
Have a wonderful week!