Greetings Volunteers,

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we wanted to send our virtual love ❤️ for all of your support during this challenging year. So many of you are eager to get back to Marin Humane to share your hearts, talents, and time for the animals and people we serve. And some of you are already helping in the limited ways we’re able to accommodate volunteers. We appreciate ALL of you and send a valentine of good health and oodles of love!

Shelter update: We currently have 99 animals in our care: 32 animals in foster and 67 in the shelter. The shelter residents include: 21 dogs, 1 puppy, 30 cats, 1 kitten, 2 guinea pigs, 2 rabbits, 1 pigeon, and 9 parrots. Since March 16th, we have done 1,641 adoptions.

Adoptions update: Another week, another slideshow of adoptions! Congratulations to all the happy adopters from the past week! Tell your friends that if they’re looking to adopt an animal, check out all our available animals. If they don’t see their pawfect buddy on our website, they can call our adoptions team at 415-506-6225, email them here, or check-out No Place Like Home for pets available for private rehoming. 

Happy ending: We’re so pleased to share a happy tale from a recent adopter; read what Amidala’s new family has to say about the new addition to their family! “I wanted to send you an update on Kim, now Amidala (Dala). She is a sweetheart, a clown, and a smart girl as well. When we wake up every morning, it seems like she has grown overnight. She loves people and they seem to love her. She loves playing with our friends’ dogs as soon as she meets them, especially the big Labs. We tell everyone that we got her from Marin Humane and how lucky we are. Please thank her foster family from us, she’s a wonderful girl. She’s trying to catch her tail right now. Thank you again.” Congratulations to Amidala and her new family and thank you fosters!

Tails of Marin: Does your dog try to dash out the door or dig under a fence to escape? If so, you’ll enjoy this week’s Tails of Marin, “What to do if your dog is an escape artist.”

30 days of service: CVNL, the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership, and AmeriCorps/VISTA partnered together to celebrate MLK Day 2021 as 30 Days of Service. Though MLK Day has passed, we wanted to share with you the calendar of activities with service-related themes; the calendar offers some links to riveting videos, family-friendly activities, and interesting articles. Enjoy.

Important Change to our Spay/Neuter Program: Please read this Vet Clinic Announcement From Nancy regarding a change to the Marin Humane Veterinary Clinic spay/neuter program.

Happy (early) Valentine’s Day!

Anne and Candace