Greetings Volunteers,

May the 4th be with you! I’ve always wanted to say that in this blog, haha! Ok, now let’s get to all the updates and invites and happy endings!

Shelter update: We currently have 239 animals in our care: 132 animals in foster and 107 animals in the shelter/Kitty Corner. Our residents include: 20 dogs, 2 puppies, 42 cats, 15 kittens, 8 rabbits, 10 guinea pigs, 4 reptiles, 1 bird, and 5 fowl. 

Adoptions update: If it’s Wednesday, which it is, then it’s time for another wonderful slideshow of animals going home! We’re oh-so-grateful to the folks who gave our animals their forever homes last week. Just look how happy everyone is! Also, here’s the Adoption Report of last week’s adoptions.

Tails of Marin: Though National Volunteer Recognition Week wrapped up a few weeks ago, we still like to spotlight the invaluable work you do on behalf of Marin Humane! Enjoy, “The crucial role volunteers play on behalf of animals,” in this week’s Tails of Marin.

You’re invited … to a special workshop, “Decisions on Animal Outcomes.” This workshop was presented several years ago, but a lot has changed at the shelter since Covid, so we’ll present an updated version and hope all of you will attend. This “Animal Outcomes” workshop will be presented on two dates, both on Zoom: Thursday, May 12th, 6:30-8pm and Tuesday, May 24th, 4:00-5:30pm. The workshop will focus on our philosophy and criteria for determining animal outcomes; we’ll discuss the changes and challenges to resources, expectations, and flow. It’s a great peek into how the different departments operate and work together. Please let me know which session you can attend and I’ll send the Zoom link.

Shop the Thrift Shop for Mother’s Day! Looking for that special little something for your mom? Well, head over to the Marin Humane Thrift Shop in San Anselmo for a piece of jewelry or beautiful scarf, bowl, purse, cookware … you just never know what gems you’ll find at our Thrift Shop, so head over and enjoy the cozy space. BTW, all proceeds from the volunteer-run Thrift Shop support the vital work of our veterinary clinic.

Happy ending – wildlife edition! It’s springtime and we often get calls about baby wildlife. Last week, Animal Services Officer Cimmiyotti shared a couple of successful reunions that might just put a smile on your face :). The fawn was stuck in a storm drain and with lots of assistance and support from WildCare, was able to be reunited with its mom later that evening. On a separate call, Officer Cimmiyotti found ducklings that had been stuck in a pool, unable to get out, and couldn’t wait to be back with mom. An early Mother’s Day gift … enjoy!

Woofstock – Wine needed! Woofstock is just a few short weeks away and one of the big fundraisers at the event is the Dog Collar Wine Toss game. To ensure a full table of wines, we’re looking for donations of all varietals of wine, anything priced $5 and over (no Two Buck Chuck, please), keeping in mind that guests are paying $10 to participate. Bottles can be brought to Event Manager Molly Foley in the Marketing office or the Development Office. Thank you in advance for your donations!

Have a wonderful week!

Candace