Greetings Volunteers,

We hope you felt the love during last week’s Volunteer Appreciation Week! If you missed some of our emails, here are the links for the Volunteer Video, Foster Video, 2020 Milestone Volunteer stories, and 2021 Milestone Volunteer stories. Lots of fun viewing and reading!

Shelter update: We currently have 176 animals in our care: 112 animals in foster and 64 in the shelter. The shelter residents include: 16 dogs, 25 cats, 7 kittens, 4 rabbits, 6 guinea pigs, 1 hamster, 4 rats, and 1 pigeon. Since the pandemic started, we have done 1,945 adoptions!!

Adoptions updateWe were busy busy busy last week, finding homes for puppies, hamsters, cats, rats, and everything in between! Thank you so much to all of the adopters for opening their hearts and homes to these lucky animals. We know you’ll enjoy this week’s adoption slideshow.  

Happy ending: Sometimes, the shelter’s small critters and friendly fowl don’t get as much attention as they deserve. This week, two ducklings were adopted and we heard from the happy adopter, “They had lunch and a supervised swim upon getting home. We are very excited to have them!” If you’re considering adding a small companion animal to your life, look at all the wonderful small pets available for adoption!

B&Tea Blog: In this week’s B&Tea blog, foster and behavior & training volunteer, Kim Bromley, entertains us with “Boss Cats.” Her cat Lorenzo is a boss cat and Kim regales us with funny, wonderful stories of Lorenzo’s life and antics. Enjoy!!

Agility DTAs needed: Marin Humane is lucky to have a dedicated, fully-equipped agility field located over the bridge to the far section of the Novato campus. Our Agility Foundations and Beginning Agility classes have been revamped to be more engaging and active! If you’re someone who likes being busy and working with people and dogs, we would love your help with agility classes. Since only one dog can run the agility course at a time, the Agility Assistant helps the rest of the clients work on small exercises while they’re waiting their turn. You don’t need prior agility experience to do this role. But if you have agility experience, we encourage you to join us! If interested in learning more about helping in agility classes, please contact Candace at calexander@marinhumane.org.

Tails of Marin: In this week’s Tails of Marin article, “Cats will live longer, happier lives if kept inside,” we advocate that your cat will be safe from cars, from fights with other cats and live a healthier, longer life if you keep it inside. You’ll also be saving a lot of small creatures. Read the full article here.

Enjoy the sunshine and have a wonderful week!

Anne and Candace