Greetings Volunteers!

Tails by Twilight, our annual gala under the stars, takes place this Saturday, September 23. This signature event raises crucial funds for Marin Humane … and guess what?! The Silent Auction is open to everyone! Take a moment to browse our getaways and entertainment packages and start bidding on your favorites

Shelter update: We currently have 340 animals in our collective care. 211 are at Marin Humane: 72 animals in foster and 139 animals in the shelter/Kitty Corner, including: 16 dogs, 2 puppies, 57 cats, 38 kittens, 11 rabbits, 8 guinea pigs, 1 reptile, 3 birds, and 3 fowl. 129 animals are with Hopalong: 32 animals in the Oakland office and 97 cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies are in foster or offsite adoption sites!

Adoptions update: It’s Wednesday, the most wonderful time of the week so check out last week’s adoptions if you could use a little serotonin boost! And for the full scoop, here’s the Adoption Report.

Hopalong happenings & Volunteer High Five to Adrienne Wong! Adrienne has filled many volunteer roles over her years with Hopalong, most recently focusing her efforts on welcoming new foster parents into our community in her role as a Foster Screener/Foster Application Specialist. Every week, we send her some newly received foster applications, and thanks to her efforts, every week we’re adding new fosters to our network! Adrienne does an amazing job chatting with prospective fosters about their families and homes, what kind of animals they’d like to foster, and explaining all the details of the fostering process. Adrienne does such a great job, she even convinced herself to jump back into fostering! We were all delighted to see her at the Oakland office earlier this month when she came to pick up a Hopalong foster puppy of her own. It sounds like he’s doing great and learning lots from his foster siblings already, and we know Adrienne’s enthusiasm for fostering will continue to shine through to everyone she interacts with, whether they be human or animal! Thank you, Adrienne, for all you do!

Volunteer High Five to Kim Bromley! “As one of the team that writes Marin Humane’s B&Tea blog I think everyone should know how much work our leader Kim Bromley puts into the blog’s production. She is the driving force behind the project and her enthusiasm is inspiring – and I am sure my fellow regular bloggers, Dawn Kovell and Susie Harper, will agree. Kim writes great blogs, designs the page lay-out, edits for typos and grammar no-no’s, and generally acts as mother hen to make sure the B&T blog appears on time and under budget as it were. And she does it while she doing many other unrelated jobs for Marin Humane, serving as one of the most active fosters and is a directing and acting leader in Marin’s theater world. If there really is reincarnation, Kim may turn up next time round as a Whirling Dervish with a keyboard in one hand and a leash in the other.” ~ Neil Lurssen, fellow volunteer

Tails of Marin: Can you guess the most common medical procedure after spay/neuter performed by the veterinarians at Marin Humane? Many people are surprised to learn it’s dental procedures. In the “pearly whites” edition of Tails of Marin, you’ll understand why we say, don’t skip those dental cleanings! Your pet’s teeth will thank you! Why it’s important to keep your pet’s teeth healthy.

Community Clinic: We’re hosting our next drop-in Community Clinic for low-income pet parents of Marin County on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Marin Health & Wellness in San Rafael. Bring your canine companion or feline friend to our mobile clinic at 3250 Kerner Blvd., from 11:00am- 12:30pm to get: *Free vaccinations (DA2PP, FVRCP, rabies) *Free microchipping *Free flea/tick treatment *Free mini-check-up by a veterinarian *Free pet food and supplies. This is a FREE event to help low-income Marin County families struggling to meet their pet’s needs.

Pet first aid: Even a little bit of knowledge could be enough to save your pet’s life in an emergency! If you’re a pet owner who wants to be prepared for anything, don’t miss our Pet First Aid & CPR workshop on Saturday, October 21. Peter Pay, an American Safety & Health Institute certified instructor, will be teaching basic pet first aid, CPR training, rescue breathing, restraint and muzzling, choking management, poison response, and more at this hands-on training. Get more details and save your spot here.

“Lives made happy” magazine goes digital: The fall edition of Lives made happy magazine is the first ever e-edition! We hope you enjoy reading out our transformational work in this digital format; next year, we’ll also produce a print copy which will include out impact report. In this issue we illustrate how far and wide our efforts take us, including a feature on the Maui airlift, the Pen Pals of San Quentin program, volunteer profiles, foster powerhouses, happy endings, and much more! Happy reading :).

Have a fab week!