Greetings volunteers!

Talk about a glow-up! Missy came to us in need of some serious TLC. Thanks to some love, a solid grooming, nutritious food, more love, flea meds, vaccines, and even more love, she’s thriving now. Here are some photos of her transformation, and a very happy ending. You can also take a behind-the-scenes look at her makeover in this video. We care for thousands of animals like Missy every year. Food, medicine, vaccines, supplies… the cost adds up quickly, especially as prices continue to rise. We do everything we can to make sure every animal gets their shot at a happy ending just like Missy did. If you feel so inclined, click here to support this year’s Fund-a-Need! Thank you!

Shelter update: We currently have 233 animals in our care: 85 animals in foster and 148 animals in the shelter/Kitty Corner. Our residents include: 31 dogs, 1 puppy, 57 cats, 23 kittens, 7 rabbits, 8 guinea pigs, 2 rodents, 3 reptiles, 7 birds, and 9 fowl. 

Adoptions update: Hooray for Wednesday! The sun came back to play just in time for a new week of adoptions. Congratulations to all the families who found a furry addition last week! Enjoy the adoption slideshow! Click on the the Adoption Report for all the details of who was adopted this past week.

B&Tea Blog: Another entertaining and informative installment of the B&Tea Blog from intrepid journalist and Marin Humane volunteer, Neil Lurssen: “Can dogs predict the future?” Enjoy the article!

Volunteer High Five to Garry Jackson! I’d like to give Garry, our Animal Care cat feeder, a really big high five! Garry volunteers twice a week feeding all of our cats and kittens in the morning and after his shift he helps us clean dishes. Well, over this last week, I really noticed Garry going above and beyond. We had a new volunteer cat feeder and Garry helped train her since staff is so busy, plus he does a fantastic job feeding. Garry not only did the one training session but also offered to do an additional training with the new volunteer.

Garry also helps by washing dishes after both of his shifts. This is a tremendous help as our dishes pile up very quickly in the kennel kitchen! While he was doing dishes on Friday, I also noticed Garry cleaning the wall behind the trash can in the kennel kitchen. This may not seem like a big deal but Animal Care has been short staffed for awhile and the little tasks that make for a better and cleaner environment sometimes get forgotten. Garry is so dedicated to helping us that when I emailed him last night apologizing for the mountain of dishes he would find in the sink this morning, I clearly forgot what day it was because Garry’s regular days are Monday and Friday. It was a very busy day yesterday and I was obviously exhausted. Well, Garry went in to the shelter anyways this morning and did all of the dishes!! Thank you Garry for your help every week feeding our kitties, helping with dishes and other tasks, and for going above and beyond!! We are so grateful for your help! Thanks, Garry!” ~ Kyle Dunlop, Animal Care Supervisor

Tails of Marin: I know it sounds pretty obvious, but in “Don’t let dogs harass wildlife,” this week’s Tails of Marin, there are a lot of reasons to keep your dog on leash when wildlife are present. Letting our dogs harass wildlife is not only harmful but also illegal, and fines can be levied against offenders. Let’s not lose the wonderful privilege of being able to enjoy the great outdoors with our canine buddies!

Have a disaster plan! September is Disaster Preparedness Month! Do you have a plan in place that includes your pets? If not, we can help you out. Get prepared with our Pet Disaster Plan and Barnyard Animal Disaster Plan, both available on our site here. Also check out the video with some great tips on how to save your pets during a wildfire.

Hope you all have a great week !

Candace