Greetings volunteers!

Have a hankerin’ to help at Kitty Corner, our offsite feline adoption center in San Anselmo? Well, today is your lucky day! We’re looking for a few Cat Caretaker volunteers, particularly on Thursday and Friday mornings. Check out the  Kitty Corner Cat Caretaker Job Description for details. If interested in joining the KC team, please email me at calexander@marinhumane.org.

Shelter update: We currently have 215 animals in our care: 94 animals in foster and 121 animals in the shelter/Kitty Corner. Our residents include: 20 dogs, 2 puppies, 40 cats, 14 kittens, 6 rabbits, 5 guinea pigs, 19 rodents, 5 reptiles, 8 birds, and 2 fowl. 

Adoptions update: Hooray! Here’s the best part of the day, the weekly adoption slideshow! We’re delighted to celebrate the previous week’s adoptions. And we have lots more cute critters where these came from, so head to our website if you’re ready to meet your new best friend! Enjoy this week’s Adoption Report for more details.

Trick or treat? We choose treat! And we sure could use some more treats right now. Luckily, the Amazon Prime Early Access sale is underway so some of the treats we need are on sale! We go through so many treats across all our departments. Animal Care uses them to provide enrichment in the kennels and reassurance during intake, Behavior & Training uses them when working with dogs and cats dealing with behavior challenges, Animal Services Officers use them to catch reluctant loose dogs, and the list goes on. Head to our Amazon Wish Lists for our shelter dogs here, and our shelter cats here if you’d like to treat the animals during the Halloween season. Thank you so much! 

More on Halloween: Halloween is almost here and things are getting spooky – but please make sure your festive decor isn’t hazardous to the local wildlife! Fake cobwebs pose a problem for birds that may become entangled and trapped, or for curious kitties that may ingest the webbing. Decorations that involve electrical wires can be dangerous when animals get tangled in them or even chew on them, and candles inside jack-o-lanterns can be a burn hazard (as well as a fire risk!). We’re so glad this Western Screech Owl was rescued by one of our Animal Services Officers and taken to WildCare, where it made a full recovery and was eventually released. Thanks for helping all our animal friends, both wild and domestic, have a SAFE Halloween this year!

Happy ending! We just wanted to give you an update on Kiki, formerly known as Rachel. We did a behavior consult and it helped SO MUCH! Them we did a family dog training class which was also super useful. Our goal is to get her into agility classes. Kiki was 17lbs. when we got her and she’s just over 19 now but the vet says she’s healthy, just filling out. We did a ton of hiking over the summer and hoping next summer Kiki will be ready to go camping. I set up an Instagram account for her, which is @kiki_macaroon, if you want to check it out. Much love to y’all for connecting us with the newest member of our family.”

Tails of Marin – puppy edition! In this week’s Tails of Marin, “What to know before bringing home a puppy,” you’ll learn the five “B’s” — 1) be informed; 2) be prepared to be home with your puppy, a lot; 3) be puppy-proof; 4) be patient; and, 5) be committed. And of course, the sixth “B” — 6) be in love with your new family member!

Columbia store discount! If it’s fall, it’s time for the Columbia Store discount! Marin Humane employees and volunteers have exclusive access to the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store, located in Richmond, from October 7th to October 30th! Take a look at the Columbia Sportswear Store Fall 2022 Invitation for all the details. Happy shopping!

Have a terrific week!

Candace